Poverty is a scourge, it pushes people into precarious situations

Published: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 7:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 9:29 PM

It was heartbreaking to read about the ordeal of a 15-year-old girl from Bangladesh who was trapped in flesh trade in the UAE (Man rapes teenager after spiking drink, forces her into flesh trade; KT, March 9). Poverty is a scourge, and pushes a lot of people into unfortunate circumstances. The girl was lured to the UAE by her aunt who is also an accomplice . She was suggested work opportunities, but little did she know that her desire to earn money for her sister's medical treatment back home would push her into such a precarious situation. God bless the lady who helped her rescue and direct her to the Dubai Police. I hope her is able to rehabilitate at Women and Child Protection Centre and can get back to her life soon.
-Sreekumar Nair,  Sharjah

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