Shocker: Woman’s breasts cut off for not joining flesh trade

Published Mar 24, 2014, 10:21 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Woman's breast slashed for refusing to enter flesh-trade
Picture for representational purpose only
 Picture for representational purpose only

Thane: In a shocking incident of brutality, a 24 year old woman’s breasts were cut off by three people, after she refused to be pushed into flesh trade.

“The victim, who had been trafficked from Gujarat to the powerloom town Bhiwandi and was sold to the brothel, was forced into flesh trade,” police inspector Rajan Saste of Kumbharwada-Bhiwandi city police station said. However, when she refused to follow the orders of the woman brothel operator, her breasts were chopped off, he said.

According to Mr Saste, the woman was even branded and several of her teeth were broken by the accused.

She was later rescued by some people and taken to IGM Hospital in Bhiwandi, but was later shifted to Thane District Civil Hospital. Police said that the woman is not in a position to talk.

The 34-year-old brothel operator identified as Ruby, was arrested on Saturday, while two males  Alam and Afraz  who were also part of the diabolical crime that took place on March 19, are still at large, police said.

The police has booked them under various sections of the IPC, including section 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 370 (buying or disposing of any person as a slave).