15-year old girl rescued from a brothel in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
On June 9th we received intel about a minor girl being forced into prostitution in a brothel in Rajapur, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Our team went through the evidence and discussed rescue strategies.
Later that day, we met the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Prayagraj, he listened to us, scrutinized our evidence and agreed to initiate the rescue. We discussed rescue tactics. The operation was fixed for 2:30 pm that day.
At 12:54 pm our team went to a predetermined location and waited for the police. At 1:30 pm, the police asked us to come to the police station as their team was ready. We advanced to the police station.
We all proceeded together to the location. The police raided the brothel and rescued the minor. The police arrested six people from the brothel, including the brothel keeper and customers. They bagged evidence, wrote their reports and the victim, accused and our teams proceeded to the police station. 3 majors were also taken from the brothel to the station.
The minor victim, Madhu - a 15 year-old girl, shared her details and was taken for her medical test. The police filed a First Information Report, (FIR), against the accused and included various sections of the IPC, POCSO, ITPA and JJ Act* strengthening the victim’s legal case against the accused. The FIR was completed at 11:40 pm, and Madhu was placed in a shelter home.
IPC - Indian Penal Code
POSCO - The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
ITPA - The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act
JJ Act - Juvenile Justice Act