17-year-old Myanmar refugee rescued

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Residents helped the police rescue a 17-year-old refugee from Myanmar from a ragpicker, who had allegedly detained and sexually abused her for more than two-and-half months, in Thanisandra on Sunday.

Based on a tip-off, the police rescued the victim from a makeshift hut in Thanisandra. Preliminary enquiries revealed that the victim had come to the city a year ago and started ragpicking to earn a living. Police said they arrested Mohammed Babool on charge of rape.

The minor victim will he handed over to the Child Welfare Committee, the police said.

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