BHOPAL: Two teenaged sisters and their mother have approached the police in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh seeking protection from against being forced into prostitution by their grandmother and aunt.
The two girls are aged 19 and 14, the elder being a B.Sc student. They hail from the Bedia community. On Monday evening they went to the Suthaliya police station along with their mother and submitted a complaint against their grandmother and aunt.
The mother of the two siblings alleged that several girls from their community have been pushed into the flesh trade by families in Beriyakhedi, Salai and Haripura village in Rajgarh district, 150 km from Bhopal.
In her complaint, the woman said that ever since her husband died two years ago, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law have occupied the small parcel of land left to them and laid down the condition that it would be restored to the family only if they two girls take up prostitution as a vocation.
“I don’t want my daughters to enter the flesh trade. They want to study and build a career for themselves,” said the woman.
The sisters alleged that they complained to the police in the past too but there was no response.
The elder of the two daughters threatened to commit suicide if the police don’t help them this time.
Contacted for his response on Tuesday, Suthaliya police station in-charge Zuber Khan confirmed receiving the complaint. “The woman has alleged that her land was taken by her mother-in-law and sister-in-law. We’re investigating the complaint,” said Khan.