*Names have been changed to protect identities.
Screams emanated from the speeding ambulance. WIN’s anti-trafficking coordinator, Anju* lit out in hot pursuit. When the vehicle had to stop at a traffic checkpoint, she sought the assistance of the lone police officer, but he had limited capacity to help, and the traffickers kept going. Anju followed, and eventually, the police arrived, and together they intercepted. Inside was Shoba,* a distressed 17-year-old girl. She revealed that her kidnappers had intended to sell her into the sex trade. Thankfully, we rescued her before that happened. Shoba now resides in a government-safe home.