ASSAMESE WOMAN, TWO DAUGHTERS RESCUED FROM MUMBAI BROTHEL
CBD BELAPUR: The anti- human trafficking cell of Navi Mumbai has rescued a woman who was allegedly raped and sold to a brothel in Grant Road for Rs40,000.
The woman’s two daughters were also rescued. One of her daughters, a 9- year- old, was allegedly sexually assaulted by the prime accused, who has been arrested along with an accomplice.
The accused Haroon Shaikh, 36, knew that the victim’s family in Assam was in poor financial condition. He lured the victim to Kalamboli, promising her family that he would get her a good job in a bakery where the accused worked. The woman brought her two daughters, aged six and nine, along.
According to police commissioner Prabhat Ranjan, “The woman came to Khidukpada in Kalamboli along with Shaikh on January 27.”
On February 1, Shaikh threatened to kill the children and raped the woman, said Ranjan.
He said, “The next day he told her that he was taking her to a bakery but instead took her to a brothel in Grant Road and sold her for Rs40,000.” However, a few days ago, the victim managed to call her husband from a mobile phone from a bathroom.
Ranjan said, “Our team first located Shaikh and kept a watch on his house. We arrested him along with an accomplice Manju Mulla, 34, who had helped him sell the woman.”
Police said the accused had confessed to raping the woman and sexually assaulting her 9-year-old daughter.
The police is looking for yet another accomplice.