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11 Naga youths duped at Bangalore
DIMAPUR, DEC 13 (NPN):
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Published on 14 Dec. 2010 1:09 AM IST
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At least 11 youths including two girls and nine boys were allegedly lured to Bangalore by two Naga men on false promises of providing jobs, says a report reaching here from Bangalore. Out of 11 youths, two boys and two girls have been rescued by Zeliangrong students’ union (ZSU), Bangalore December 7. The rescued youths were intended to board the Dimapur-bound train at the time of filing this report.
Talking to this Reporter over the phone from Bangalore, the ZSU advisor Angau said the whereabouts of nine youths remained unknown. He however said that the union was trying to trace the remaining youths.
According to ZSU advisor the duo, reportedly collected Rs. 4000 each from the parents of the youths. He said the accused took 11 youths to Bangalore September 7 last with a promise to offer job with free accommodation. Reportedly two boys were employed as security guards in one “SEAGE company” in Bangalore. However, no accommodation was provided to them and they had to survive without food for two days, the ZSU leader said.
Meanwhile, the duo also allegedly demanded sexual favours from two girls, who were put in rented house by them, on the pretext of not paying the deposit amount for the house rent taken to accommodate them. When the girls refused, they were threatened with dire consequences.
The two girls managed to escape from the house but were caught by the duo with the help of some local people. Later, the girls were employed in “Big Bazaar” Bangalore as sales girls. However, even there the girls were asked to satisfy assistant manager of the company. When they refused, the girls were accused of being prostitutes. Their salaries were also blocked by the company on that pretext, Angau said.
For ill treating them, the girls contacted their group and later fled from the locality and went into hiding for about a month. It was when they contacted the pastor of a church, the students’ union rescued them.
Meanwhile, strongly condemning the act of “human trafficking”, the All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (AZSU) – Assam, Manipur and Nagaland – said the two accused, identified as Renchamo Lotha a.k.a David and Ekonthang Lotha, residents of Chumukedima, did not provide whatever they had promised and instead the youths were kept in confinement for days without proper food and harassed with “unwanted statements”.
The duo even threatened and kept all their documents and belongings with one local youth in Bangalore, said a statement from AZSU general secretary Nchaheing Kompoing and finance secretary Ilungbam. AZSU further said it would leave no stone unturned to bring the culprits to book.

 
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