Chennai: The mother of a 15-year-old girl approached the city police commissioner’s office seeking action against persons who allegedly forced her minor daughter into flesh trade in the pretext of getting her a job.
A. Rani, lived with her two daughters in Koyambedu, and was working as housekeeping staff at a private bank. Her husband had died.
A few months ago, a female acquaintance of Rani, Chitra had approached her and said that she would help her by getting her elder daughter a job. The girl took up the offer as she wanted to share the financial burden of the family with her mother. The girl was taken to Arani in Tiruvannamalai district where she was provided a job as a sales girl in a textile shop. She was provided accommodation at Chitra’s house.
According to the complaint by the girl’s mother, Chitra’s husband is a truck driver and is not home most of the days.
Making use of this opportunity, Chitra invited her friend, Suresh, who had allegedly raped her.
The woman alleged that her daughter was drugged and sexually exploited by Suresh and his friends. The girl, with the help of a friend, managed to escape from Arani and came to her mother a few days ago. She was admitted for a treatment at the hospital, after which the girl’s mother approached the City police commissioner seeking action against those who abused her daughter’s modesty.
Police said that the petition has been forwarded to the Anna Nagar deputy commissioner and investigations have begun....