The woman also claimed she was physically abused and locked up in a room. (Representational Image/ DC)
Vishakhapatanam: A woman from Bangladesh, said to be victim of human trafficking, was rescued by Visakhapatnam police here on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old woman claimed she had come to India from Bangladesh a few days ago on a sightseeing tour along with her friends. Her friends allegedly took away her passport in Kolkata, West Bengal, and sent her to Vizag on April 28, asking her to contact one Vineet, a native of Kerala residing in the port city at Sujathanagar under Pendurthi police station limits. Since then, she had been staying with Vineet and another woman in the house in Sujathanagar.
The Bangladeshi woman said she grew suspicious after some youngsters started coming to the house and discussed proposals for sending her to Mumbai. The woman also claimed she was later physically abused and locked up in a room.
She said she managed to contact her brother, a Ham radio operator in Bangladesh and narrated her plight. He got in touch with a Ham counterpart in West Bengal who, in turn, contacted Vizag police. Pendurthi police rescued the woman on Tuesday.
"We are investigating the case and verifying all her claims," said a senior police officer.