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Forced prostitution: Accused in police custody

Last Updated: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 21:55

Phagwara: A minor girl`s mother, accused
of forcing her daughter into flesh trade, was remanded in
police custody on Friday even as the Punjab Women`s Commission
took cognisance of the incident.
The victim`s mother Dimple Sethi of Mansa Devi Nagar,
who was arrested last night, was produced before the judicial
magistrate who remanded her to one-day police custody.

Sethi`s friend, Rani, also an accused in the case is

A panel of Punjab State Women`s Commission would soon
visit Phagwara to meet the girl and get first hand information
about it.
Kiranjot Kaur, a commission member, said the panel
will also assess the action taken by police in this regard.

Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Welfare
minister Prof Laxami Kanta Chawla met the girl yesterday.


First Published: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 21:55
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