In an unusual love story, where affection blossomed in the most unlikely of places, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday rescued a 27-year-old Nepali woman – a sex worker at GB Road – who wants to marry a local man from Sadar Bazaar.
The woman met him in a local market area of North Delhi two years ago. The man started visiting her in the brothel in the guise of a customer, duping the Kotha owner, reported India Today. Soon they came up with the decision of getting married.
When the woman failed to escape from the clutches of the Kotha owner, her lover informed the DCW by calling on their helpline number. Following this, a team of police officers and DCW councillors raided the GB Road-based brothel and rescued the woman.
A senior officer of DCW said, "We got this call a few days ago from a man who said he is in love with a woman from GB Road. He informed us that she is in Brothel number 68 and keen on leaving this profession and coming along with him."
The couple will get married soon. The man has informed his family and everyone has agreed to their relationship.
The woman, a 27-year-old, had come to India from Nepal to escape the extreme poverty. Looking for work, she landed up in GB Road, a few years ago.
Though the fate of others working at GB Road brothels, in small rooms and sometimes the tehkhanas, is unknown, this couple managed to have a happy ending.
GB Road, or Garstin Bastion Road, is the biggest red light area in the national Capital. It runs parallel to a railway line near the New Delhi Railway Station housing close to 93 brothels and 3,500 sex workers. About 800 children of the sex workers are also said to live here, aided in education and various skills by some NGOs.