A 17-year-old girl from Madhya Pradesh escaped from a man, who was taking her to Delhi on the pretext of providing sewing and embroidery training, and walked for days to reach Hathras in Uttar Pradesh before she could get help from police.
A resident of Donger in Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district, the girl set out with a group of 11 others for Delhi about a week ago with the man. She left with her parent's permission, the police said.
She claimed that on their way, all the girls were kept in a rented room near a bus stand. She grew suspicious of the man's motives and managed to escape, they said.
The girl reached Hathras on Saturday after walking for two-three days. She was found sitting at a bus stand from where the police brought her to the city police station.
The teenager said she did not remember the name of the place where she was kept with the other girls, the police added.
Her statement has been recorded by the city circle officer and her family has been informed, Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal said.
Further action in the matter will be take after an inquiry, he said.