A hidden crime that exploits labourers for profit.

A crime that forces and deceives women into sexual servitude.

'Human trafficking one of the fastest growing crimes'

Rajat Sharma (name changed) from Bihar was trafficked for forced labour. The teenager was brought to Bengaluru by train and made to work in a backpack manufacturing unit on the first floor of a house at Shivajinagar in Bengaluru.

Sharma would stitch bags and attach straps and buckles to them until midnight and then sleep on the floor at the same dingy place. For more than five months, he had never stepped out of that room. Sometimes, he would open the window and see children play outside and wonder whether if he would ever be able to play again.

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