A teenager in Mumbai was forced into prostitution by her mother and raped by her brother and husband, the police said on Sunday.
Five people, including the girl’s mother, brother and husband have been arrested.
According to a police officer, the girl’s mother forcibly married her off to a man in April 2018 even though she was underage.
The teen was allegedly beaten and raped by her husband, after which she returned to her mother’s home in Mankhurd in east Mumbai.
“After a few months, her mother took her to a pimp who forced her into prostitution,” the police officer said, quoting from the complaint lodged by the girl on Saturday night.
The girl alleged her mother forced her into sex with a 60-year-old man for money, according to the cop.
When the teen went to her brother for help, she told the police, he, too, raped her and threatened to kill her with a sword.
A case has been registered for charges like rape and unnatural offences, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) and Child Marriage Prevention Act.
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