Incident Reports

Woman Arrested On Charge of Trafficking


Panchthar/February 12

Police have arrested Yasoda Gurung, 31, of Chamaita2 in Ilam and currently living in Phidim1 on February 11 on charge of assaulting and attempted trafficking Chandrika Bishwakarma, 19, of Phidim3.


Bishwakarma had made a complaint at District Police Office on February 11. She told the police that Gurung promised her a job in Saudi Arabia and brought her to Kathmandu in the pretext of obtaining visa but then flew her to Biratnagar and took her to Silguri in India . After reaching their, Bishwarkarma said, she realized that she was about to be sold and managed to flee to Nepal on Juy 18, 2011.


Gurung, who had not returned her passport and Rs 25,000 taken for visa purpose, beat her up accusing her of slandering, Bishwakarma added.


Police said Gurung accepted taking Bishwakarma to Kathmandu to send her to foreign employment but refused the charge that she was into trafficking adding investigation into the case was going on.