Saturday, April 30, 2011

Snehalaya rescues a minor girl from West Bengal

Ahmednagar, 22nd April 2011

Payal is 17 yrs old minor girl child from west Bengal. She used to stay with her parents, 5 brothers and two sisters. There was no income source as father was not ill and her mother is a house wife. The girl left her house and came to Ahmednagar Raju Savan Sahu, who had expressed an interest to marry her. They were staying in a rented house at Arangaon area. Raju started to force the girl to work as a prostitute and earn money. When the girl refused, he used to beat her up and this scared her even further. Raju worked in a Tea stall for Rohit Surana who also tried to exploit the girl.

The childline team received a call from a concerned neighbor who informed about the girl’s helpless situation. The Cordinator of Snehalaya Childline Mr. Datta Panchal along with his team members Abdul Khan, Shahid Shaikh, Manisha Kasar and Vrushali Bhalerao rushed to the spot and rescued the girl and admitted her to Children's home. An urgent meeting of CWC committee was called filed and FIR with the Local Police Station. The accused was attempting an escape but he arrested by setting a trap at railway station.

A case was registered against Raju under IPC Code 363, 366, 376, 323 and 504. The child’s Medical test was done at the Civil Hospital. An FIR under IPC Code 509 has been filed against Rohit Surana. Raju was presented before the court and the Court ordered him Police custody of 1 week for further investigation.

Snehalaya rescues an 8 year girl child from her grandfather

Ahmednagar, 24th April 2011

Rupali Bhabad (8 years) and her brother Kiran lived with their Grand Parents (Mother’s Parents) as their mother (Alka) father (Chandrakant) works in Sugarcane farm. Due to work they had to go to other village they left their children with their grand parents. On 21st April’2011, Thursday the children's grandmother (Mukta Bai) went to Hanumangad to a temple. That night their grand father in drunk condition attempted to rape. 8 year old Rupali started screaming. Hearing her yelling, their neighbor (Satyabhama Kekan) rushed to the spot and brought the child to her house. Nobody dared to file a complaint as they feared of being called to court as witness. The child was in a state of shock and was not talking to anyone. On 23rd April’2011, at around 1:30 pm a concerned adult called Snehalaya Childline and informed about the incident

Snehalaya child line Project Coordinator Mr. Panchal and team member Anita Mokate with the help of Special Task Force provided by DSP. Krishna Prakash, went to the spot and interacted with the neighbors to get the exact information. Counsellor of Snehalaya inquired the child about what happened. The girl first hesitated but later told that her grandfather was sitting on her stomach, and she shouted because of pain. After counseling, the grandmother and the neighbors a lodged a complaint against the grandfather (Mr. Shamrao). He is charged under IPC Code. 376(F) and 511 for attempted rape. The Police arrested the accused. The child is now in the safe custody with the Child Welfare committee.

Two minors rescued from a Brothel in Shevgaon

23rd March 2011

Snehalaya’s Muktiwahini received a call from the anonymous informer that 2 minor girls have been kept in the brothels of Meena Muswat, in Shevgaon.

Meena had acquired and forced Nazia (14 yrs) and Kajal (15 yrs.) (Names changed) into prostitution. On receiving the tip off, our team leader Mr. Datta Panchal immediately contacted Mr. Krishna Prakash (Police Chief, Ahmednagar district) and organized a raid.

Snehalaya team along with Mr. Krishna Prakash raided the brothels of Meena Muswat and arrested her two sons (pimps) Pradip and Sachin Muswat under PITA (Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act) and rescued two girls. The girls were presented before CWC and then sent to the custody of Govt. Home for girls.
Snehalaya has taken up the responsibility of rehabilitation/repatriation of the girls, as well as ongoing legal battle to bring the perpetrator to justice. The charge sheets is submitted to the District Court. Our counselors are in close contact with the victim girls, and are following up on the case.