Incident Reports

Woman Trafficker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison


Madhes, Saptari, Hanumannagar Kankalini

Saptari, Mahila bechbhikan ka aroopit lai 5 barsa ko jail sajaya. November 27, District Court has sent Ashok Kumar Yadav, 39, of Portaha VDC-8 to five years in prison on charge of attempted trafficking of a 33-year-old single woman. The court verdict of November 26 was made by district judge Pusparaj Thapaliya which also included 25,000 fine and 25,000 to be paid to the victim as compensation. According to court registrar Nabaraj Dulal, Yadav had been in jail since April 27. It is said that Yadav was convicted of going through a fake marriage with the victim and taking her to Kathmandu from Bhardaha and thence to Bhairahawa and crossing the border to Indian town of Sunauli. He had got married to the woman at Ram Janaki Temple on July 2013. The woman said she was told to come to Bhairahawa by Yadav, who had returned to Saptari citing some business related to CA election. When she reached Bhairahawa on November 27, 2013, she was told that she was already sold and was being forcibly taken across the border when she managed to flee with the support of some locals and took shelther at WOREC's centre. Yadav was arrested by Kanchanpur Area Police Office on March 26 from the road, north of APF Base Camp in Barmajhiya.