A Freedom Firm Investigator noticed a girl around 15-years-old sitting inside a brothel. He entered and saw that her head was down and she was crying. The brothel keeper was instructing her to service a customer. She wiped away the tears rolling down her cheeks and got up to go with the customer.
The investigator engaged her when she came back. She started to remove her clothes, but he stopped her and said he just wanted to talk. A look of relief washed over her face.
The investigator went to the police to make arrangements for a raid the next day. He returned to the brothel to engage the girl in preparation for the raiding team's arrival. When he entered the brothel, she was already with another customer, and there were 3 more men waiting for her.
When it was finally his turn, the investigator paid the equivalent of $11.50 USD for 3 hours of her time. Freedom Firm and the police arrived and rescued Sheela. The brothel keeper was arrested and Sheela* was sent to an aftercare home in Pune.
*name changed to protect identity