Sometimes we wonder why some countries are more corrupted, if we keep searching we often end up with some answer at least.
The story I am adding below is absolutely typed from news in “The Hindu”- I have only snipped it a bit here and there.
The news header was “Despite minor girl’s testimony, police sit on child sex racket case” by Amruta Byatnal.
The 14 year old girl, let’s call her Anita, told the reporter that Babybai choudhary the brothel owner used to advertise that the place had only minor girls. There was one girl who was 13 and others were 16 or 17 years old. Everyone who came there knew that they will be brutalizing a child, she and her son Ganesh sold kids to other cities too.
She came to Nashik to work as a salesgirl, a woman named Kavita Katkande lured her to Babybai’s house saying it was a cooking job that paid lot more than that, after that they were drugged and handed over to customers, if they protested they were whipped and lashed. She ran away after two month but chaudhari’s son caught her and she was threatened to be killed if she tried it again, but she did again. This time a woman named pooja patil picked her up, she said that she will send her home, in place of that she started to exploit her. She was saved when a patrol police van suspected something was wrong.
Her ordeal did not end there. She heard the assistant police inspector K. Pawra saying Babybai to get rid of other underage girls. He kept telling her to not file an FIR and said he will arrange for 1 lakh rupee from Babybai so she could go home. When she refused he even threatened to kill her father.
It was then that Dhule Deputy SP Monika Raut took over the case and arrested Babybai, Ganesh, Kavita, Pooja and several other men that frequented the brothel. However the main buyer of those underage girls from Mumbai a certain hasan escaped the capture.
Now, how many thirteen years old girls have the courage to first face brothel owners and then police muscle flexing? Look into your heart, and think, most 13 years old would not have had this courage, especially after realizing that running away from the brothel was not escape enough, she had a bigger enemy wearing police uniform. This girl deserves a medal for bravery and that police inspector should be hanged if the charges are proved.