A father, in a sheer shameful act, sold his 16-year-old daughter to a 21-year-old man for paltry amount worth of Rs 3,000 in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
Later, the girl was abandoned when she got pregnant.
The girl was in such a dire state that it took five months of counselling for her to speak about her ordeal and talk coherently. The girl, now 18, has got her voice back to talk about her rapist. The accused and his father are still at large.
According to a report in Times of India, the girl was sold by her father for Rs 3,000 when she was 16. The man who bought her promised to give her work at his house but instead went on to sexually torture her for months. As the victim got pregnant, she was abandoned on the street.
With no food and money, the girl starved on the streets. However, she was rescued on time by officials of the women and child welfare department in May this year.
Before her rescue, no one came to help her fearing COVID infection. The girl was rescued when she was about to give birth. Later, the girl gave birth to a healthy baby.