On the 7th of March, a girl who was trafficked to Darjeeling for domestic work returned home after 19 years of having no contact with her family. When she was only 10 years of age, the girl was taken to Darjeeling where she was to work as a domestic help. This lasted a year after which she was then sent to Kalimpong.
Her father tried to get in touch with her multiple times over the years. He even visited the Darjeeling address that was given to him by the lady who had taken his daughter. Sadly he never found her nor was he able to get any confirmation about her well-being. The father had given up his search for his missing child, his other daughter however was determined to find her sister. She had heard about the Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Centre through some friends and that there was a staff there named Margret Horo who could help her out with this dire predicament.
On the 4th of February 2015, she had come to meet Margret Horo at the Centre in Champasari. She submitted a letter requesting for assistance. Margret started working on the case immediately. Although in between she had to leave for Delhi for training, on her return she again did a quick follow up on the case. Within two weeks the matter was resolved. Margret got in touch with the missing girl's employer and pressured her into letting the girl come home even if it was only to meet her family again. The employer conceded. On the 12th of March 2015, the victim's owner gave a check of Rs.60,000 in favour of the victim's younger sister. The employer had agreed to give the rest of the money in three installments.
On the 30th of December 2015, the employer had handed over the girl to her parents along with the rest og the money, including one lakh of rupees. Under the presence of the Director and the legal coordinator of the DMWSC.
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