Delhi Police today claimed that a driver and a tailor arrested in the battered baby case were allegedly involved in a prostitution racket spread across several cities.
Driver Rana Kumar Gupta, 26, and Rahul, 24, a tailor, were arrested early this week.
According to Additional Commissioner of Police Ajay Choudhary, the duo were involved in a prostitution racket for a long time.
He claimed that they have told police about other rackets and their network is spread across several cities.
The duo along with Gupta's wife Arti, pushed the 14-year-old girl, who brought the two-year-old baby girl Falak to a hospital here, into prostitution.
Falak was brought to the AIIMS trauma centre on January 18 with severe head injury, both her arms broken, bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.
The intriguing case of Falak came to light after the baby was admitted to AIIMS by the teenage girl, who herself was a victim of a prostitution racket. The teenager was handed over Falak by her boyfriend.
Falak's mother Munni was tricked into a second marriage by three women out of which two -- Laxmi and Kanta choudhry -- were arrested. The trio had promised that her three children will be taken care of.
Falak's elder sister was traced to Bihar earlier this week while police are now looking for the elder boy of the woman.
Laxmi and her associates had allegedly arranged Munni's marriage with a 25-year-old youth in Rajashtan, who could not find a bride for himself. He was made to pay Rs two lakh to the women for arranging for a bride.
"Laxmi had convinced the young woman that her three children will be taken care of if she agreed to the second marriage. After her husband abandoned her, one of Laxmi's associate approached her and promised that they could arrange a second marriage.
"The woman came to Delhi where she was told that she could marry the man without telling him about her children. She was asked to tell her second husband about it later and then if he allowed, she could get back her children," the official said.
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