NEW DELHI, Aug 2 - A woman from Assam was rescued by a joint team of Delhi Police and Delhi Commission for Women from GB Road in the capital�s red light area.
According to sources, the woman was forced into prostitution by holding the woman�s seven-year-old daughter hostage. The victim reported to the police and the women�s commission on Tuesday, after which a raid was conducted on Wednesday night.
Police arrested Mahanta (35), owner of Kotha No. 40, for allegedly forcing the woman into prostitution. According to police, two youths � Farah and Deepak � are also involved in the racket.
Senior police officers said that the victim, Shalu (23) (not her real name) lived with her family in Assam. When Shalu�s first husband died, she married another person.
About a month ago, Deepak, friend of her husband, brought her to Delhi promising her a job. In Delhi, he sold her to a person named Farah.
She was promised that her daughter will be kept in a hostel and admitted into a school. But that did not happen. When she protested, the woman was threatened with dire consequences, the victim alleged.