A teenager of Kanchanpur district who was being trafficked to neighbouring India has been rescued on Thursday.

Maiti Nepal, Kanchanpur, rescued the 18-year-old girl of Laljhadi Rural Municipality in the district while she was being illegally transported to India using the Dodhara Chandani suspension bridge.

Maheshwari Bhatta, Kanchanpur coordinator of the Kathmandu-based Maiti Nepal, shared that the girl was lured into an opportunity of becoming a police officer.

The alleged offender, Jaan Mohammad, 20, who is an Indian national, in the course of investigation stated that he intended on marrying the girl after taking her to India.

According to the victim, she is driven to becoming a police officer and Mohammad had promised her of realizing that dream.

The suspect has been remanded into police custody by the District Police Office, Kanchanpur, while the girl has been kept under Maiti Nepal's protection.

Further investigation into the matter is ongoing.