Thane, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

The city police today arrested two sex workers for allegedly forcing a 14-year-old girl from Kolkata into flesh trade in the Bhiwandi town of the district.

Police Inspector Rajan Saste of the Bhiwandi Sahar police station told reporters that the girl, who happened to be a cousin sister of one of the arrested sex workers, was brought to Bhiwandi to be sold for sex work.

She was held captive by the duo.

At about 0145 hrs, the police rescued the girl and said her two captors had also been arrested.

The arrested accused have been identified as Parveen Javid Khan (28) and Soni Islamuddin (25).

They have been charged under Sections 372, 373 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 6(1)(a)(b) of the PITA Act 1956, sources added.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)