A 13-year-old girl in Gujarat, who could not afford latest electronic gadgets, took to prostitution to fulfill her aspirations, reports Times Of India.
She tried to explain to her that prostitution is illegal, but the girl refused to budge. It was then that the mother sought the help of counsellors.
“The girl told her mother about her act when she thought that she had become pregnant. Her mother was shocked when she learnt that her daughter had turned to prostitution. The girl was strapped for money and unable to buy electronic gadgets that her friends used. She used the vacant available house before her mother returned.”
“A rift had developed in the mother-daughter relationship after the father’s death. The mother had to run a shop in the area to support the family. She admitted that she was unable to pay attention to her daughter lately.”
“She was trying to justify her acts for long before we could make her understand that she was wrong. She came out as a defiant teenager who had fallen into bad company. According to her, a close-knit group of friends did know about her.”
This sorry state of our society is something we should seriously look into.