Sakhi Saheli team rescues 15 yr old, 8 held under POCSO Act

Port Blair
21 Apr 2017

The Sakhi Saheli team at Sabri Panchayat, Middle Andaman has rescued a victim from prostitution and a case under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) has been registered.  The victim was forced into the illegal act by her step-father and mother.  The 15 year old girl was helped by the “Sakhi Saheli” team and Smt.S.Laxmi Devi, Board Member Andaman & Nicobar Social Welfare Board registered a complaint against the accused. Based on the complaint, the Sub Inspector Smt Marsuma Begum and her team have arrested around eight persons till now.  The Assistant Commissioner, Rangat and Director Social Welfare has assured Social Welfare Board Chairperson Dr. Poonam Arora to accommodate the victim and the 17 yrs.old handicapped sister at Balika Niketan.  Dr.Poonam Arora, Chairperson ANSWB has appreciated the efforts Sakhi Saheli team of Sabri and Smt Laxmi, Sarpanch and Board Member of ANSWB.