The CST Indian Government Railway Police (GRP) registered a case of gang-rape after three minor girls alleged that they had been brought to Mumbai from Bangladesh under the pretext of jobs and forced into prostitution, reports BSS.
GRP officials said the incident came in to light after the girls were found roaming around CST railway station in a shocked state on Thursday evening. The police are looking for the perpetrator.
The Hindustan Times reported today that after they were spotted at the station, the police brought them in to the station for enquiries when the girls claimed that one person had transported them to India from Bangladesh.
The police identified the accused as Anwar.
“During questioning, the girls (all aged between 16 and 17) stated that they were brought to Mumbai via West Bengal and were handed over to one Amit. They were later taken to an unknown location and forced into prostitution. The girls managed to escape while Amit was taking them in a local train to another place,” said an officer of CST GRP.
According to the report, when Amit went to fetch water from a railway station, the girls boarded another train, which halted at CST on Thursday.
After arriving in the city and before they were found by the GRP officials, the girls were taken to several hotels and forced into prostitution.
They were also assaulted with leather belts for refusing to follow orders.
The GRP officials have registered a case against Anwar, Karim, Amit and others under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (B) (importing girls from foreign a land), 373 (buying minors for purpose of prostitution), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (acts with common intention) along with sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.