Friday, September 10, 2010

Police Nabs Indian National For Child Trafficking

An Indian national involved in a lucrative lending business attempted to commit suicide thrice after his arrest by the Boracay PNP for human trafficking charges.

PO1 Reynanto Prado, desk officer of the Boracay PNP, identified the suspect as Bimal Shasekant Mehta, 50 of Mawrangphura Abad, India. He was arrested in his rented resort for allegedly bringing along with him two 15 years old girls from Culasi, Antique without seeking permission from their parents.

When confronted by the police in his resort, Mehta admitted he brought with him the two minors. He said however, they were freely roaming around the island. The two girls when found by the police strolling around a mall were then turned over to the provincial office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Antique.

According to Prado, Mehta’s first attempt to commit suicide was when he asked arresting police officers to take a bath at the comfort room of the resort. After a few minutes, police found out that he slashed his pulse with a knife.

"He was then brought to a hospital in Boracay for medical treatment. While at the hospital, suspect refused to breathe and kept himself suffocated with the hospital’s beddings," Prado said.

As soon as he recovered from injury, Mehta will be turned over to the Culasi PNP in Antique to face human trafficking charges. (PNA)

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