In a harrowing incident reported from Gurugram, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by 10-15 men in a spa that was being illegally operated. 4 persons including a woman have already been booked by the police regarding the matter. According to reports, the minor had earlier filed a complaint with the police, but was forced to claim that she was in love with one of the customers who had promised to marry her.

According to the victim, she met a woman that she knew earlier and told her that she wanted a job as she was in a desperate need for money. The woman gave her a job at the reception of a spa owned by another relative.

On her first day at job, the minor was allegedly raped. When she tried to leave the job, she was blackmailed by the video of the assault she had been subjected to. A TOI report quoted the victim saying, “They threatened to circulate the video. I was too scared and went to the spa for the next 4-5 days. I was sexually assaulted by many. On any given day, some 10-15 men would assault me.”

Following the incident, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal took to Twitter and wrote, “in the name of spas, prostitution is going on indiscriminately and the governments are sitting as foolish spectators.”

The Facts of the Matter

Sex-rackets in the guise of beauty parlors, spa-centers, and cyber-cafes are so common that they have been normalized in the subconscious of the nation’s consensus, and put aside as “just another thing”. Recently, a 14-year-old minor approached police with blood-curdling claims that are sure to shed light on the issue.


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Victim was in Need for Money

A minor in Gurugram recently approached the police and alleged that she was raped by 10-15 men every day in a spa. In her statement to the police, the minor victim claimed that she had contacted a woman she knew and asked her for a job as she was in desperate need for money.

Being Blackmailed

The woman offered her a job of being a receptionist of a spa owned by another relative in Gurugram. On her first day of work, the minor was forced to share a room with a man and was then raped by him. When she tried to quit from the job, she was blackmailed by the video of the sexual assault she was subjected to.

In a TOI report, the victim was quoted saying, “They threatened to circulate the video. I was too scared and went to the spa for the next 4-5 days. I was sexually assaulted by many. On any given day, some 10-15 men would assault me.”


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Spa Owner Assaulted Minor

After a few days of being sexually assaulted, the minor somehow managed to stop going back to the spa. However, the personnel at the spa and the woman who got her the jobs started calling her. They also took her to a hotel, where they allegedly beat her up in response to her quitting the job.

When the victim’s parents sensed something awful going on with their daughter, they approached the police.


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Accused Booked

The minor reported to the cops that the woman and her accomplices ran a racket where they forced young girls into prostitution.

For now, four persons, including the woman who got the girl the job at the spa, have been booked. The accused have been booked under multiple sections of the IPC and POCSO Act.

Following the news emerging from Gurugram, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal took to Twitter and wrote – “A 14-year-old girl was raped by 15 people every day at a spa. In the name of spas, prostitution is going on indiscriminately and the governments are sitting as foolish spectators. When we raid, the business closes for a few days. But if the governments do not take strict action, then girls will continue to be victims like this’.

 

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