The Udhna police had arrested three persons and rescued a teenage girl,who was reportedly forced into prostitution by them.
Police have also declared as wanted six youths,who had allegedly been involved in bringing the girl from Bangladesh to Mumbai and then to Surat.
As per their details,the 17-year-old girl,who was a resident of Faridpur village in Dhaka,Bangladesh,had an affair with a youth named Anwar. The girls parents were against her marrying Anwar. So,she eloped with him on August 10. The couple then crossed the international border and reached Howrah illegally,after which they caught a train to Mumbai. Anwar stayed with her at a guest house for a few days and later sold her to a pimp,identified as Misbah,in Mumbai Central area,introducing him to her as his friend. Anwar left her with him and did not return. During the time,she was with Misbah,he raped her thrice and later tried to introduce her into prostitution. But she fought back,which even led to conflicts with customers.
On failing to push the girl into prostitution in Mumbai,he took her to Surat and sold her to Dadabhai,another pimp whose full name is yet not known to the police.
Dadabhai kept the girl at a rented accommodation for a few days,where he and another person raped her repeatedly. Dadabhai later sold her to another pimp,identified as Sagar,who kept her at the house of one Ashok Tarai in Satyanagar,Udhna. Here,the girl was raped by both Ashok and Sagar,who finally forced her into prostitution. Sagar would send customers to Ashok house.
Acting on a tip-off,Udhna police went to Ashoks house on Wednesday night and rescued the girl. They arrested Ashok,his wife Tulsi and pimp Sagar,while six others,including Anwar,Misbah,Dadabhai and his three associates who had raped her,have been declared wanted.
The arrested persons were on Thursday produced in court and remanded in six days police custody.
Police inspector A H Rajput said,The victim does not know Hindi or English. She only speaks Bengali. We found out that girl was having an affair with Anwar and they eloped. She had studied till class VII. She will be charged with illegally crossing the border with Anwar and entering India at Howrah.
We are still looking for the other perpetrators. We are also trying to contact the girls parents who live in Faridpur. For now,we have sent the girl to a womens protection home at Ghoddod road, he added.