Freed and Hopeful
On March 13th, at 6:30 pm, our team along with the Lakadganj police rescued a minor girl (Lata) from a brothel in the red-light area of Ganga Jamuna, Nagpur. This is the same red-light district that was shut down in 2021, and re-opened in 2022 but supposedly with no minors. We continue to rescue minors here.
The police arrested the brothel manager and the building owner.
3 days later, Social worker Bharti accompanied Lata for her medical tests (X-ray, HIV, and venereal disease tests) at a local hospital. Lata, who was in a good mood, chatted animatedly about her father and family. Bharti encouraged her to study; Lata had dropped out of school when she was in the 5th grade. Lata wants to learn tailoring, do a beautician course; she is open to learning any new skill. We hope this positive attitude continues and carries her far.