Following a complaint lodged by a poor woman to rescue her two sisters from the clutch of a brick kiln owner and his staff,Ranchi Deputy Commisioner Vinay Kumar Choubey has asked the police to look into it.”I have forwarded her complaint to the concerned police officer for necessary action”,said Choubey.
Sajida Khatun,a resident of Tingratoli village under Narkopi police station in Ranchi district,in a memorandum submitted to Choubey on Friday,complained that her two sisters Samida and Ajmeri were in ‘custody’of two men-Shanti Babu and Nirmal.
While Babu is the owner of a brick kiln at Naganpota village under Barasat police station in West Bengal’s 24 Pargana district,Nirmal is his staff there.Sajida claims that she alongwith her sisters had left her village and gone to work for them at their brick kiln on September 7.
Sajida has alleged that both Babu and Nirmal were out to sexually exploit them,a feature common to many poor migrant women who had gone out of Jharkhand to work in far flung areas as daily wagers.
”They used to tease us on a daily basis.Fed up with their conduct,I managed to run away from the kiln and reached home”,she has stated in her memorandum.
On arrival at Tingratoli,she told her parents that they were sexually exploited by them.”Soon,I along with a couple of relatives and friends went to get Samida and Ajmeri released from their custody.But we failed because the brick kiln owner and his staff demanded Rs 1.5 lakh to free her.Even the police refused to lodge our complaint”,cribs Sajida in her memorandum.
Responding to her allegations,Choubey told the JharkhandStateNews.com that since the place of occurence of the alleged crime is Naganpota village in West Bengal,the police have to go there and investigate.