A 17-year-old girl escapes captor, walks for days to reach Hathras

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A 17-year-old girl escaped from the alleged captivity of a man, who was taking her to Delhi on the pretext of imparting sewing and embroidery training. According to police, a 17-year-old girl escaped from the captivity of a man, who took her to Delhi. The girl walked for days to reach Hathras before she could get help from police, the police said.

Hailing from Donger in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district, the girl set out with a group of 11 others for Delhi. About a week ago she left with her parent’s permission, police said on Monday.

She claimed that the man kept all the girls in a rented room near a bus stand. Suspicious of the man’s motives she somehow managed to escape the his clutches. Then the girl reached Hathras on Saturday after walking for two-three days. The cops found her sitting at a bus stand and brought her to the city Kotwali police station, the police said.

The teenager said that she does not know the name of the place where she was kept with the others. The city circle officer has recorded her statement and informed her family, Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal said.

The police will take further action in the matter, after an inquiry, he said.

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