September 5, 2013
Police have rescued a minor girl from Bangladesh, who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and pushed into flesh trade in Indian state of Gujrat, an Indian newspaper reported Thursday.
Three persons including a husband-wife couple were arrested for forcing the girl into prostitution and police have launched a search for six other persons in Surat city and Mumbai in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house in Satyanagar in Udhna and rescued the 17-year-old girl. They arrested Ashok alias Munna Bansi Tarai, 28, his wife Tasli, 23, and Daslip Subhash Nahak, 26, according to the Times of India report.
Ashok, police said, had raped the girl several times and then forced her into the trade.
The girl told police in her complaint that she was brought to Mumbai from Bangladesh by her boyfriend Anwar Hussain on August 10.
He lured her on the pretext of marriage but sold her to a person she identified as Misbah, who also raped her several times.
After a week, Misbah then sold her to some Dadabhai and his accomplice who also raped her. Dadabhai then sold the girl to one Dilip and Sagar in Surat.
“The girl was kidnapped from Bangaldesh and we are searching for her boyfriend who seems to be the key person. We suspect that he is involved in bringing girls from Bangladesh to India for prostitution. She is a Bangladesh national but was raped in Mumbai and Surat,” said AH Rajput, police inspector, Udhna police station.
Police have sent the girl for medical examination.
“The medical examination will reveal if she suffers from any other health problem. She will be given required medical treatment,” said BS Jebaliya, additional commissioner of police, range I.
Source: The Daily Star