Rescued from a small cavity in the wall of a brothel at Delhi’s G.B. Road (red light area of the city) last week, the 19-year-old girl who had been kept and forced into prostitution after being kidnapped from her home in West Bengal over three months ago, has appealed to the Delhi and West Bengal police and the National Commission for Women to initiate action against her kidnappers and those at the brothel who forced her into prostitution.
“Take action against my kidnappers, traffickers and the brothel keepers so that many girls like me can be saved from the racket,” she has written in her appeal submitted to the Delhi Police Commissioner, Minister for Women and Child Development, West Bengal Chief Minister, Director-General of Police West Bengal and the Anti-Human Trafficking Department, Ministry of Home Affairs among others.
Detailing her ordeal the rescued girl has written: “Even after I was rescued I was intimidated by my rapists, abductors and brothel owners. I was kidnapped from near my house in West Bengal this February and later handed over to three men and finally the brothel keeper at G.B. Road. After my rescue on May 9 a DD entry was made at Kamla Market police station and the West Bengal police too registered a first information report about my case, however, so far no arrests have been made.”
The rescued girl in her letter has said: “I now appeal to the police and senior leaders to initiate action against those who committed this crime against me.”
“After being brought to Delhi I was forced into prostitution and when the raid happened I was forced to hide inside a tiny tunnel in building no.56. The raiding team was accompanied by my elder brother who found me practically stuffed inside the tunnel. Despite having given all the information about my kidnappers and those who forced me into prostitution we haven’t had any information about a single person being arrested,” noted the girl in her letter.