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.