PUDUCHERRY: One of the minor girls, suspected to be involved in the child prostitution racket, was rescued by the Crime Branch- Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) a few weeks ago.
The 14-year-old girl, who was forced into the racket, gave birth to a child. She was produced before a juvenile court and was sent to a home by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). The girl, after being suspected to have lured other minor girls into the racket, was questioned by the CB-CID. Sources said, the girl was counselled by the Child Welfare Committee and was sent to a home.
It might be recalled that the CB-CID had caught five persons - Pushpa, Rahman Khan, Gayatri, Manickam and Arul Mary - after busting the racket, following a complaint by the CWC.
The arrested were booked under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956.