On 9th November one of our contacts shared details about a minor girl that was being forced into prostitution in a brothel in Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

The next morning our team contacted the Superintendent of Police,  SP, in Chandrapur and shared evidence we had about the suspected minor.  We went to his office later on to talk more about the rescue.  He agreed to initiate a rescue the next day.

On the 10th morning,  we discovered that the victim we were tracking was not at the brothel.  A bit of a quandary as the police were waiting to raid the brothel.  While we were working this out,  we learned about another suspected minor who was being forced into prostitution at the same brothel and that the brothel keeper was charging Rs 10,000 for an engagement.   We spoke to the brothel keeper and she told us to come the next day. We gave the police team an update and the rescue operation was moved to the next day.

Brothel right in the middle of a crowded street
18 year old Jansi

On the 11th at about 12:08 pm, the police and our team raided the brothel and a suspected minor was rescued. The police arrested the brothel keeper, a young woman who appeared to be between 19 years old. After the police bagged all the evidence and made their initial reports, the victim, the accused, and our team left to the Crime Branch where the initial reports were filed.  We proceeded to the local police station in Chandrapur to file the First Information Report.  Jansi, the suspected minor who was rescued, was taken for a medical test and then placed in a temporary shelter home for vulnerable women.  On 12th November at about 2 am, all the procedures were completed.

Next morning the Jansi and brothel keeper Sarla were produced before a special court. The magistrate passed the order for Jansi be moved to a shelter home and Sarla be sent to jail.