Crime News Update : Police busts prostitution syndicate, arrests 4, rescues minor

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New Delhi, Mar 19 : Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have busted a prostitution syndicate with the arrest of four of the gang’s members and rescuing a 12-year-old girl, who was reported missing two months ago.

Police said that the minor, who lives with her mother in West Delhi, was allegedly kidnapped by two men near her house in January. She was then taken to Majnu Ka Tila and sold to four men.

The accused were identified as – Sanjay Rajput (35), Anshu Sharma (21), Sapna Goyal (24) and Kanika Roy (28).

A senior police officer said, “The girl’s father died a few years ago and her mother is a domestic help. The mother was at work on the day of the incident. The girl went out to buy chips when two men approached her and offered her cake. They took her to a house where she fainted after eating it. She was then taken to Majnu Ka Tila and sold to their associates.”

A case was registered under sections of kidnapping on January 22. Police said their team spoke to neighbours and found that two men had approached the girl near her house. DCP (West) Urvija Goel said their team also went to Bihar after they suspected the girl could be used in the illegal liquor trade. Police later found that she was being pushed into prostitution in Delhi and conducted raids.

“After several raids, the girl was rescued and four persons, including two women, were arrested,” said DCP Goel.

Police said sections of the rape and POCSO Act will be added later.

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