Rescued Minor Girl Sent to Govt Shelter

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.

Published: 07th June 2014 08:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2014 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

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.

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