A minor girl narrates her ordeal how she was kidnapped, gang raped, escapes from the clutches of the culprit-turned-husband and then pushes into flesh trade
BHUBANESWAR: First she was abducted and gang raped and pushed to flesh trade in South India’s metropolis Chennai in June 2014. She could somehow manage to escape the tentacle and reached her nativity Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha.
She narrated her harrowing experience to family members. A local panchayat was called, and it was decided that the local boy, who was the kingpin in the incident, would marry her. They got married, and the boy was staying with her at Bhubaneswar Old town. Here also no respite to her untold miseries.
The habitual offender despite being her husband resorted to the old habit of pushing her into prostitution.
This is the sad saga of a 16-year girl, who was rescued recently by the Child Line activists from the railway station of capital city while she was moving in a suspicious manner.
She was spotted in a distressed and distraught state in Bhubaneswar railway station with child-line activists rescuing her on November 29.
With the arrest of offender Judhistir Pradhan, the traumatised ordeal of the minor girl has come to the fore, sparking off outrage in Paradip and adjoining areas.
“Basing on the First Information Report lodged by CWC, police swung into action and arrested the accused from Paradip port township,” said Kujang Police Station Inspector Chinmoy Rout.
She had fallen prey into a prostitution racket. Incidentally, the kingpin of the racket was the arrested accused Pradhan. The victim had been sexually tortured in Chennai and Bhubaneswar, inspector Rout said.
The girl has been provided shelter at a short-stay home in the State Capital.
She was sexually abused for a prolonged period of time, said Child Welfare Committee (CWC) member Pratima Satpathy.
Both the accused and the victim hailed from Kathakota village under Kujang police station jurisdiction. The accused had laid a trap and had kidnapped her on the pretext of marrying.
She was taken to Chennai, where she was thrown into flesh trade. Later the victim had fled from the captivity of tormentors.
Consequently, the accused was forced to marry the victim after the local panchayat intervened.
However, the accused did not mend his ways and forced her to indulge in prostitution. The victim was second time lucky as she had managed to flee from the clutch of captors, police said quoting the contents of FIR.