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16-year-old girl rescued from illegal flesh trade in Kamathipura

The girl was brought from West Bengal by a couple with a fake job offer and was rescued after a long search by the Mumbai police

16-year-old girl rescued from illegal flesh trade in Kamathipura
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In Mumbai, hundreds of girls fall prey to illegal flesh trafficking every day. These potential girls are prepared for 'prospective consumers' and sold in prices as high as INR 40,000. The sad news is that flesh trade is no longer an isolated event. A good number of by-lanes in Mumbai serve as business grounds for brokers of this ring.

The victim, this time, was a 16-year-old minor from West Bengal who was forced into flesh trade and was sent to the city by a woman called Amina, and her neighbor Anwar Shaikh under a pretext of a job offer in Mumbai. She was retrieved after a five hours search by the Mumbai Police from the 14th lane of Kamathipura, India’s second largest red light area district, on Thursday.

In her statement to the Police, the girl stated that a woman, Amina and her neighbor Anwar Shaikh, brought her to Mumbai from West Bengal with a promise to get her a job as domestic help. The duo also gave some money to her parents and brought her to the brothel on November 8.

The Nagpada police received a tip-off that the girl was to be sold 15th Paperwalli Galli in Kamathipura on Wednesday. Sanjay Baswat, a vigilant senior inspector of Nagpada Police station formed a team of two officers who checked in the brothel as customers and searched for the girl in each and every room. By 5:30 AM, they rescued the girl and brought her safe to the police station.

“Amina sold the girl to a 75-year-old brothel owner, Taiyamma Kanchi, on November 8,” said Bapat in an interview with Hindustan Times.

The officers have confirmed Kanchi’s detention but were unable to interrogate her due to her old age. “We have launched a manhunt for Anwar and Amina and have also prepped their sketches. It is possible that they got other girls to the city too. This could be an inter-country trafficking racket. Our investigations are going on for the same,” said Bapat.

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