Police rescued a 13-year-old girl in Telangana on April 19, 2020, after she was forced into prostitution for over eight months and raped consistently.
Police investigation revealed that the teenager was raped by over 80 men in these eight months.
A B.Tech student was also arrested in this case.
He was arrested on April 19, 2022, along with nine others.
The police have arrested a total of 80 men so far, while a few are on the run.
Sources informed that the victim was "adopted" by a woman who had befriended her mother in June 2021 at a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was taken away by the woman after her mother died due to the COVID-19 complications.
The victim's father was unaware of this alleged adoption. He loaded an FIR in August 2021 and based on the details shared by the father, police identified the main accused as Sawarna Kumari.
It may be mentioned here that the first arrest was made in January, and on April 19, 2022, Guntur West Zone Police made 10 more arrests, including a B.Tech student.
The survivor-victim was thus rescued by the police team.
The harrowing and shocking reality of the victim was discovered when the teenager shared her experiences with the rescue team.
"In the last eight months, the victim was sent to different brothels of Andhra Pradesg and Telangana," India Today reported quoting the police.
The police so far has identified 80 accused and are arresting them one-by-one. The accused were arrested from Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Kakinada and Nellore.
One car, 53 cell phones, three autos and bikes have also been seized by the police.
"Of those, some are kingpins, 35 are pimps and the rest are customers," India Today reported quoting Additional Superintendent of Police K Supraja.
"Taking advantage of the girl's age and situation, several gangs purchased the girl and took her to several places in the twin Telugu states and forced her into prostitution," the ASP added.
It may be mentioned here that one of the accused is in London.
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