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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Woman resists sex work, pimps cut off her breasts

Faisal Tandel, Hindustan Times  Thane, March 23, 2014
First Published: 12:59 IST(23/3/2014) | Last Updated: 11:30 IST(24/3/2014)

In a shocking case of brutality, a 24-year-old woman’s breasts were cut off and her teeth broken by three people in Bhiwandi district of Thane after she resisted their attempts to force her into prostitution.

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A brothel keeper has been arrested while two other accused are on the run.

Police said the girl is originally from Gujarat but was brought to Hanuman Tekdi, a red light area in Bhiwandi district of Thane, 10 days ago by her so-called brother Alam. She was then sold to Ruby Sikandar Munsi (35), a brothel-keeper, for `30,000.

The girl was forced to get into the flesh trade by Alam, Ruby and the brothel-keeper’s boy-friend Afzal. She was produced in front of customers but the brave girl kept refusing, said the police.

“Getting frustrated that she was not making any money, the trio beat her up eight days ago,” said Bhiwande police inspector Rajan Saste. She was taken into a isolated room where the girl was brutally beaten by Alam and Afzal. “Her breasts were slashed by Alam and her teeth were broken by Afzal,” Saste added.

She was later rescued by some people and is currently admitted in Thane civil hospital.

“We registered a case on Friday and arrested Ruby. Alam and Afzal are absconding,” said Saste.

Munsi was produced in Bhiwandi court on Saturday and has been sent to police custody till March 27. “We are interrogating Ruby about the brutal beaten and trying to trace Alam and Afzal,” said Saste. They have been charged for immoral trafficking and brutal beating.

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