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City youth takes girl out of flesh trade

LOVE KNOWS no bounds and transcends the boundaries of caste and class as was proved in the case of a youth from the City who married a former call girl from Nagpur. The marriage had the sanction from the boy?s side and his neighbours and was solemnized at the Arya Samaj temple, Bhagirathpura today.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 22:51 IST

LOVE KNOWS no bounds and transcends the boundaries of caste and class as was proved in the case of a youth from the City who married a former call girl from Nagpur. The marriage had the sanction from the boy’s side and his neighbours and was solemnized at the Arya Samaj temple, Bhagirathpura today.

According to sources a 24-year old youth, Navin Jain a resident of Gandhi Nagar, Aerodrome Road who works as a marketing executive with Speed Agriculture met 21-year-old Neha Thakur while she was engaged in that profession.

He fell in love with the girl after their first meeting about a year back at a public park in Nagpur. As Jain had to travel on business to the city on several occasions he had the chance to keep meeting her, know her family background and status and as to why and how she was in the trade.

The girl narrated her woeful tale of agony informing him that her mother a former prostitute had pushed her four daughters in the flesh trade and that two of her sisters were working as bar dancers in Mumbai and two others were engaged in this profession in the same city, while she was forced into it against her will. Jain vowed then and there that he would lift her out of the quagmire she was in and the girl proposed to him in return as an expression of her love for the noble soul.

Both managed to escape from Nagpur on December 13 and arrived at Indore where Jain fearing the safety of the girl kept her at his house. On December 27 the girl’s mother accompanied by some people of the trade, pimps and policemen from Nagpur came in search of Neha to the City.

This party getting to know the whereabouts of the girl came calling to Gandhi Nagar and disturbed the peace of the area by threatening residents with dire consequences and hurling vulgarities. The policemen accompanying this party without having a search warrant kept barging into the houses of the residents.

As the news of the events spread like wildfire the residents under the leadership of Gandhi Nagar Janpad member Narendra Baxi not only supported Jain for having taken this bold stance but also managed to get rid of the party from Nagpur by complaining to the local police and ADM, SDM.

Jain with the consent of his mother (his father is already dead) and one married sister and with the help of neighbours and Baxi decided to give his relationship social and legal sanction of marriage.

As there were fears that the girl’s side could take some unwarranted action the age of the girl was certified by a bone density test (x-ray) at a Nursing Home after which the marriage was solemnized at Arya Samaj temple today.

The marriage of Jain not only shows the resolve of the youth to break away from old taboos but the help by housing society members also indicates the change in attitude of the society. It is believed that this marriage would serve as an example for all and hasten the liberation of many more Neha Thakurs.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 22:51 IST