DCW sends notice to Delhi Police after woman alleges trafficking

Following a woman’s allegations of forced prostitution and trafficking in central Delhi’s GB Road, the Delhi Commission for Women has sent a notice to the Delhi Police

DCW sends notice to Delhi Police after woman alleges trafficking

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The woman said in her complaint to the panel that she fled from GB Road in order to prevent her daughter from being forced into prostitution.

The woman claimed that when she was taken to Delhi about 20 years ago under the false pretence that she would be given a job, she was just 13 years old. But at GB Road, she was coerced into prostitution.

In her statement to the panel, the woman said she was rescued by the police after eight-nine months and returned to her village in south India. However, she was once again abducted by the accused and forced into prostitution in Pune and Delhi.

She told the DCW that the accused used to keep a watch on her activities. She also said the accused hid her and the other women at the brothel whenever there were raids.

She also alleged that she was forced to undergo three abortions during her stay at GB Road.

“She has stated that the accused persons now want to force her nine-year-old daughter into flesh trade. Fearing for her daughter’s safety, she somehow managed to escape from the clutches of her traffickers”, the panel said in a statement.

The statement added that she has also expressed concerns for her and her daughter’s safety and feels that the accused might harm or kidnap her daughter.

In the notice to the Delhi Police, DCW chief Swati Maliwal has asked the police whether any FIR has been lodged in connection with the woman’s allegations, arrests have been made and any other steps taken to ensure the safety of the woman and her daughter.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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