The police has rescued a 13-year-old minor Indian girl, who was forced into prostitution for more than eight months and raped by at least 80 men during this period.
According to Indian media reports, the minor was reportedly sent to several brothels in the Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The Indian police have been able to arrest 74 people, including 35 pimps and some customers who assaulted the girl. The girl was rescued in Guntur.
The reports said that the minor girl was adopted by a woman named Swarna Kumari after her mother died of coronavirus in June last year. She had befriended the mother in the hospital and, upon her death, took the girl with her without informing the father. Swarna Kumari then pushed the 13 year-old girl into prostitution.
The police began the hunt when the father lodged a complaint in August. She was rescued on April 19 along with 10 other criminals arrested.
The Additional Superintendent of Police, K Supraja said, “Taking advantage of the girl’s age and situation, several gangs purchased the girl and took her to several places in the twin Telugu states and forced her into prostitution.”