A minor girl from West Bengal was rescued from a brothel in Ludhiana on Wednesday by her relatives and some locals after they received a phone call regarding her whereabouts. She was found to be four months pregnant.
The girl was allegedly abducted from West Bengal five months ago by a man identified as Zuber of West Bengal and his accomplice Alam of Kishan Gunj of Bihar, on the pretext of marriage but was later sold to a brothel in Bhamiyan area of Ludhiana for Rs 2 lakh.
Recalling her ordeal, the girl said “The accused took me to Mumbai and after spending some days there we moved to Delhi. The accused repeatedly raped me there. One month ago, he took me to Ludhiana and sold me to a brothel for Rs 2 lakh,” she added.
“The kingpin of the brothel forced me to sleep with men four to five times a day. Showing resistance meant thrashing and no food for two days here,” she revealed.
The victim stated that on August 15, she pleaded before a customer to help her after which he contacted her relatives.
After learning about her whereabouts, her relatives raided the brothel.
The kingpin along with two women managed to flee from the spot.
Later, they laid a trap and caught Zuber and Alam and handed them to the Basti Jodhewal police.
Assistant commissioner of police (east) Saurabh Jindal said the police are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action.