CHHATTISGARH: SOLD FOR RS 3000, 16-YR-OLD RAPED FOR 2 YRS, RESCUED FROM STREETS IN LABOUR

Corona virus pandemic has brought life to a standstill and people are especially suffering from financial crisis and time and again horrific crimes are committed to earn some money and now in a heart wrenching incident a man sold off his 16-year-old daughter to a 21-year-old man for Rs 3,000 in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. Later, the girl was abandoned when she got pregnant.

The girl was in such a dire state that it took five months of counselling for her to speak about her ordeal and talk coherently. The girl, now 18, has got her voice back to talk about her rapist. The accused and his father are still at large. 

According to a report in Times of India, the girl was sold by her father for Rs 3,000 when she was 16. The man who bought her promised to give her work at his house but instead went on to sexually torture her for months. As the victim got pregnant, she was abandoned on the street.

Initially, the girl was treated at a hospital in Bilaspur and later shifted to ‘Sakhi’ centre in Raigarh last month.

Police have now booked the accused under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. 

Source: Times Now and TOI

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