Sex Trafficking

IJM Kolkata: Landmark Convictions Against Five Notorious Traffickers

KOLKATA, INDIA – Today, five men were convicted of sex trafficking crimes in two cases in Kolkata. One of the men, a notorious trafficker named Nakul Bera, was also found guilty of rape. It was the first time this particular court gave a conviction for both trafficking and rape in the same case.

In the trial against Nakul Bera, survivors shared how they had been tortured and trapped in the brothel, pictured here. Police locked and sealed the brothel on that very night of rescue. Today, grass grows outside the brothel, indicating it has remained closed ever since.

IJM Mumbai Helps Rescue Sex Trafficking Victims From Busy Shopping Area

MUMBAI, INDIA – Four young women who were trafficked and sold for sex out of a motel in Mumbai are now safe in a shelter for survivors. IJM helped police rescue the girls from a second-story motel where they were routinely raped for profit. One of the girls told an IJM social worker that she "said no to every customer." But only one customer had ever respected her plea to be left alone.

At Long Last, IJM Mumbai And Police Rescue Three Girls From A Dark World Of Trafficking

MUMBAI, INDIA – When IJM and police entered the dimly lit lodge in a residential neighborhood of Mumbai, it was not for the first time. The long corridors leading to small rooms were all too familiar. IJM had been here multiple times over the last year, searching for underage girls who, their intelligence suggested, were routinely brought to the lodge and sold for sex. Time after time, the place had been empty.

Rescue At Last