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Woman rescued from GB Road brothel

New Delhi, Apr 1, 2012, DECCAN HERALD

A 24-year-old married woman has been rescued from a brothel in GB Road in central Delhi, police said on Sunday.

 Namrata, who hails from South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, was rescued at 7 pm on Saturday. The action was taken over a complaint by anti-human trafficking NGO Shakti Vahini. “She was brought to Delhi by a human trafficker about a month ago,” said Devesh Chandra Srivastva, Additional Commissioner of Police (central).

An official from Shakti Vahini had told police about a girl who was missing from Joy Nagar in West Bengal. She was confined in kotha No. 55. Based on this information, a team from Kamla Market police station along with Shakti Vahini officials raided the kotha and rescued Namrata.

“Namrata has sent to a short-stay home after a medical examination. The West Bengal police have also been informed about the matter,” Srivastva added. Namrata told police that she used to work as a domestic help in West Bengal, while her husband worked as a labourer.

 “A person named Bhappi lured her for better job prospects in Delhi and brought her to the capital,” Srivastva said. But she was sold to a kotha owner. Meanwhile, her husband had filed a missing person report with Joy Nagar police station.

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