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Karnataka girls rescued by Delhi police from a brothel

New Delhi, Aug 20 (): Four girls from Karnataka were rescued by the Delhi police in a raid that was conducted on a brothel on GB Road in the national capital. After the police investigation, it came to light that the girls were forcibly pushed into flesh trade two years ago after being promised jobs in the national capital. Among the four girls two were said to be minor. The names were not revealed in order to protect their identities.

“The Bangalore police have been informed about the rescue of these girls who hail from different parts of Karnataka, and they will be coming here to pick up these girls and hand over the girls to their parents,” said Pramod Joshi, Station head officer (SHO) of Delhi’s Kamala Market police under the jurisdiction of which, falls the located brothel where raid was conducted.

Police said the girls were living in awful conditions and were forced to serve as sex workers by some agents. The girls said that they were cheated on pretext of getting job in Delhi by a man identified as Raju from Bangalore who took them here and pushed into the flesh market. Shockingly, the police said that Raju was the brother of one of the girls who is a student from a popular college in Malleswaram in Bangalore. The Delhi police have requested the Women and Narcotics Squad of Central Crime Branch (CCB) in Bangalore to nab Raju who is believed to be absconding.

The owner of the flesh market was arrested by the police. The girls will be sent to their respective places for rehabilitation, once all the procedures, including medical tests and statements, are completed, said the police.

The police also believed that a huge network is working behind this where young girls were forced into the flesh trade across the country, especially in cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, said the police officials. The police assured that the whole network will soon be nabbed.

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