Patna: A village in Bihar shed tears of joy when a girl returned home nine years after being sold to a placement agency.
Teenager Raushani Kumari was hugged by the residents of Thagaria village in Gumla district of Jharkhand. Her mother washed her feet with water and then drank it as the villagers watched in silence.
According to reports, her parents had taken a loan of Rs10,000 from a local villager to perform the marriage of their elder daughter. However, as they failed to clear the debt on time, the money lender took Raushani away on the pretext of giving some employment but sold her to a placement agency in Delhi instead. The victim was only 10.