Incident Reports

6 women rescued from Kanchanpur


Sudurpashchim, Kanchanpur, Bhimdatta, Ward 11

As many as six women were rescued while they were heading towards India from Gaddhachauki in Kanchanpur of far-western Nepal on Saturday. The rescue operation was carried out jointly by the Maiti Nepal and police in the district. Three women from Dhading, two from Myagdi and one from Kathmandu were allegedly being transported to Kuwait and Iraq via New Delhi, informed the Maiti Nepal Kanchanpur Coordinator Maheshwori Bhatta. “They were heading towards India on a jeep with Indian registration number plate, so we rescued them from possible danger,” she said. The rescued women are in the age group of 20-30 years, Bhatta added. Police said that they have detained Mai Bahadur Tamang (50) from a suspected human trafficking racket, who was escorting the women to the Indian capital. A rescued woman shared that they were charged Rs 75,000 to 80,000 by brokers in Kathmandu. The rescued women are currently at the Maiti Nepal. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Abduction
Weapons None
Primary Cause Related to organized crime and illegal trade (drugs, arms, non-gendered human trafficking, protection racket, gang violence, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 6
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Abducted 6
Female Abducted 6
National/Online Media