Rescued from human traffickers, girls cook for a life

Kolkata, May 12 (PTI) Leading a life of dignity, 15 women rescued from human traffickers have been using their culinary skills to earn a living at canteen run by an NGO at the Kolkata Police headquarters.

The women, aged between 18-24, got a new lease of life thanks to a unique rehabilitation initiative by the 155-year-old police force in association with CII and the NGO.

Explaining how difficult it becomes for such a woman to head back to the mainstream due to the social stigma involved, city police commissioner Goutam Mohan Chakraborty told PTI, “We along with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) decided to rehabilitate them and opened the canteen.”

…”And the girls have their own bank accounts. They sustain from the money earned by working in the canteen,” the top cop said.