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Mumbai: Three held for pushing teenage girl into prostitution

PTI
Published : Feb 1, 2018, 12:09 pm IST
Updated : Feb 1, 2018, 12:09 pm IST

Offences were registered against the three accused under relevant sections of the IPC, POCSO Act and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.

The district police has arrested two women from the Mira Road area in Mumbai . (Representational Image)
 The district police has arrested two women from the Mira Road area in Mumbai . (Representational Image)

Thane: The district police has arrested two women from the Mira Road area in Mumbai for allegedly trying to push their 16-year-old sister into flesh trade.

Acting on a tip-off, a team laid a trap at a hotel near the Mira Road railway station on Wednesday night and arrested the two women and a 61-year-old man, to whom they were planning to sell their sister for Rs 1.5 lakh, an official in the Thane police's anti-human trafficking cell said.

 

The teenage girl and another woman were rescued from the hotel, the official said.

Offences were registered against the three accused under relevant sections of the IPC, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, he added.

Tags: flesh trade, prostitution, pocso act, immoral traffic prevention act
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)