Human Trafficking in Ragayagada Dist. of Odisha
Five children from Rayagada dist. rescued from labour agents of Bissamkatak block named madhavan in Bangalore. The girls are aged between 12 and 15 years from 3 vilages promised to provided better livelihood in Bangalore.
These minors were rescued by railway police at Bangalore. At first they were kept at a children’s home in Bangalore and were finally handed over to their parents.
That children were taken to Visakhapatnam and handed over to Gandhi. Gandhi escorted the children to Bangalore. Police have arrested Gandhi.
In October 2009, 12 girls of kolnara block were rescued from the clutches of Kerala agents and handed over to their families. Human Trafficking mainly trafficking of minors is rampant in the district.
That business is continuing by other agents till now and Odisha Government have to take more initiatives to stop human trafficking, mainly in tribal belts.