Kamna* was engaged by Freedom Firm’s operatives on 4th July in Shevgaon, Maharashtra. On 5th July, when the Freedom Firm team and local police initiated a rescue operation she was not found. Two months later in September, she was again identified by Freedom Firm investigators.
Freedom Firm alerted the police who immediately arranged a team and initiated an operation to rescue Kamna and her sister Nazma*. Just like in July, the area was shut down and the brothel keepers locked all the doors right before the rescue operation could take place. We knew that someone had leaked the information.
Fortunately, a secret informer from the red-light district informed us that Kamna and Nazma were taken by the brothel keeper to her private bungalow very close to the area. The police raided the bungalow, where they rescued the girls and took the brothel keeper into custody.
At the police station, we learnt that Kamna, Nazma and their two sisters were trafficked by their stepmother and brother a year ago. The 2 sisters are now at a government shelter home where Freedom Firm’s aftercare team can provide counselling and assistance.
*Names changed to protect identity