Tuesday, November 22, 2011
8 minor girls rescued from GB Road Delhi
Eight minor girls were rescued by police and NGO workers on Monday evening from GB Road in Central Delhi. The NGO workers said the girls were brought to the city for prostitution. Police said they will first conduct an ossification test to ascertain their age, before a case is registered.
According to Geet Sethi, who works for the NGO, “We received information around 6.30 pm about girls being kept in a hidden cell at Kotha number 42, GB Road. Based on the information we rescued the girls.”
“As per the information available with us, these girls are from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Mumbai,” Sethi said.
Reportedly, one girl is 17-years-old, the rest are around 12 and 13 years. “The girls were brought to Delhi about ten days ago. We are yet to question them on their living conditions as they are still scared and unable to talk,” said Geet adding that the girls will now be taken for a medical examination.
Meanwhile, Addl DCP (Central) Aslam Khan said, “The eight girls were rescued by ‘Rescue Foundation’. We will conduct an ossification test to ascertain their age. They will presently be sent to the Nirmal Chhaya home care”.
Police said the kotha is owned by one Shakuntala and managed by one Jayshree. Police said the girls will first be questioned and based on their statements, action will be taken against the owner and the manager.Source