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Five Nepalese women reunited with their families after their rescue from brothel in India

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Five Nepalese women rescued from a brothel in have been reunited with their families with the help of an anti-trafficking organisation.

The five women had been living in a heinous atmosphere in a brothel in for 17 months.

They were kept in the state protection shelter of the for 12 months for fulfilling legal procedures after they were rescued last year, according to the police.

Maiti India, the NGO, helped them in reuniting with their families.

Police conducted their DNA test for their safety.

"They were sold to the brothel in through Nepalese brokers. After completion of their DNA test they have been handed over to their families," said the police.

"The DNA test was conducted to ensure that they were not taken back to the brothel by the brokers pretending as their relatives," a statement issued by said.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 19:40 IST