This Wednesday on 27th December, a teenage girl had run away from her house after scoring low marks in the selection test of her class 10 exams. She was then rescued by the ‘Sex workers of Kolkata’s most renowned red light area Sonaghachhi’. The minor was a resident of the Dankuni area which is in the North Kolkata.
The girl ran away on Tuesday, travelled by bus, on foot at first to Shyambazar, then to Shobhabazar which is nearby to the red light area ‘Sonagachhi’ where she met a sex worker who sheltered her for the night.
However, it happens to be that the minor on Wednesday did not leave the house which was at 26B Imam Baux Lane. As per the report in the Times of India, there is an autonomous board named ‘Sonagachhi Sex Workers’ which is very active in helping the police to rescue minor girls and reluctant adults from the cage of sex work and human trafficking in the city, this board helped the police to salvage this class 10th minor girl on Thursday after hearing about her.
The girl tried a lot in misleading the board and Bortola Police by providing false numbers, false addresses because of the fear of being rebuked for scoring low in exams.
Psychologists and doctors who examined the medical condition of the girl manifested concern because of her headstrong behaviour. “She is suffering from a symptom of ‘Borderline Personality Disorder”, said Dr. Shamila Sarkar in her report, who is a child psychologist associated with the Apollo Hospitals (as per The Asian Age).
Dr Shamila Sarkar further said, “People with such a syndrome can never tolerate rebukes. They can not take ‘no’ for an answer. This is especially common among single children. They intend to punish themselves to make family members suffer. But in this particular case, the problem seems even more intense. She was not afraid even after staying so long insider a brothel. She is too stubborn and this is rightly a cause of concern.”
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