Earlier this year we rescued *Parineeta from the red-light area in Nagpur. Soon after the rescue, she was placed in a government shelter home where she received counseling and was also learning to read and write and to make jewellery.

Despite our efforts to prove to the Child Welfare Committee the high risk of her returning to the prostitution if she was released from the shelter home, they decided to release her anyway to the custody of her parents who produced what we believe to be false documents.

Earlier this month, our investigators found her again in the red-light area. We approached the police with this information and they agreed to do a raid immediately. Thankfully, we were able to rescue Parineeta and another girl and get the owner of the brothel arrested.

Please pray for the protection and rehabilitation of both girls and that those responsible for these crimes will be held accountable.

*Names changed to protect identity