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Gujarat Police detains woman who pushed minor daughter into prostitution

Himmatnagar (Gujarat)  | A minor girl was allegedly forced into prostitution by her own mother. Subsequently, the 16-year-old girl was exploited by her mother’s boyfriend and 17 others in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The police of the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat have now detained the woman for questioning.

Himmatnagar Inspector S.B. Vaghela said that the police have started the investigation and the victim has been sent for medical examination.

According to the complaint, the victim was forced into prostitution in April 2018. The victim, who was living with her mother and her boyfriend, was first raped by her mother’s boyfriend about four years ago.

The victim also alleged that she was sexually assaulted by two others for which her mother took money from them.

Her aunt’s relative also raped her in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh. He also alleged that his mother made a deal to sell him after he became an adult for Rs 12 lakh.

Police have registered a case against the victim’s mother, her lover and 15 others under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO).

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