|Sisters escape from Kolkata brothel
Statesman News Service
BALASORE, May 2: A case of two sisters from the state being sexually exploited in Kolkata has come to the fore after a complaint had been lodged by one of the victims.
The 18-year-old girl from Guapada alleged that she had been brought from her home town to West Bengal by one middleman called Rabindra Sahu of Sunakni. She alleged that she was sexually abused several times since the last week of December, 2004 to the first week of April, 2005.
The victim ~ allured by better remuneration offered by the middleman ~ was sent to Kolkata by her father to work as a domestic help. After a few days, she was, however, sent to a brothel run by one Madhu Chand and his wife Saraswati Chand.
The accused couple took her to several other brothels also, besides drugging her and torturing her with firearms, she alleged.
While she was in Kolkata, Sahu brought her sister to Kolkata, too. She, too, was sexually exploited. The racket was run by Paresh Rana, Subal Chand and two other unknown persons, she stated in the FIR. Both sisters managed to escape from the clutches of the accused.
Cases under Sections 363, 366 (a), 368, 292 (a), 328, 120 (b) and 376 of IPC, Sections 5 and 6 of the Immoral Trafficking Prohibition Act, Section 4 of the Indecent Representation of Women Prohibition Act and Section 27 of Arms Act have been registered, police said.