Fresh start for 24-year-old woman rescued from GB Road

ANI | Updated: Nov 04, 2017 02:11 IST

New Delhi [India] November 4 (ANI): The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) helped give a new lease of life to a 24-year-old girl, Anusha (name changed), after she spent seven years in GB Road, capital's notorious red light district.

Anusha is all set to move from Delhi to Karnataka to embark on a new chapter of her life with her one-year-old son.

A B.Sc graduate, Anusha was a resident of GB Road's brothel no. 50.

Seven years ago, she was brought to Delhi from Karnataka under the pretence of a job offer by a man but when she arrived, she was sold to GB Road for fifty thousand rupees.

Anusha never intended to stay there, but the woman who had bought her for fifty thousand rupees pressurized her to pay it back. It took her almost four years to pay off the amount.

Afterwards, she started living in with Ashok (name changed), a resident the GB Road. Both of them wanted to leave the place to find work elsewhere, but Ashok was a gambling and alcohol addict. He started spending whatever money Anusha used to earn on his addictions and physically abuse her.

Meanwhile, she gave birth to her son.

Finally, after three years, she decided to leave him. She sent her son to her family in Karnataka three months ago.

However, Ashok refused to let her go, and dragged her back in when she tried to leave the brothel.

That's when she turned to the Delhi Commission for Women for help.

Immediately, a team of counsellors was sent to the spot and after listening to her plight, they called the cops. Ashok, a criminal with many pending cases against him, initially escaped, but was soon arrested by the police.

Anusha, who has now left GB Road and is temporarily staying in Delhi, said that she will soon leave for Karnataka and begin a new life with her son there.

"Anusha is in constant contact with DCW's counsellor, who is helping her regularly. She has been told to contact the counsellor if she faces any kind of problem again. The commission will help her out with its all," DCW chief Swati Jaihind said. (ANI)