The woman, originally from Andhra Pradesh, was forced to abort 11 times.

Bengaluru woman forced into sex work by Congolese man to fund his education rescuedImage for representation only
news Crime Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 08:57

A woman from Andhra Pradesh, who had been sexually exploited by her partner for several years in Bengaluru, was rescued on Saturday. 

Manju Shettar reports for The New Indian Express that 29-year-old Guelor Bodibonga Magic, a native of Democratic Republic of Congo, had forced his partner into prostitution for the past seven years. He reportedly used the money to fund his education in the city, says the report. 

According to the report, the woman filed a police complaint earlier this month, after the landlord threw her out of the house and Magic assaulted her. The woman, who then found her way to an NGO that works for women's welfare, proceeded to file a police complaint with their help. 

According to TNIE, the duo had met in Koramangala during a class in 2010. The woman, in her police complaint, says that Magic had promised to marry her. He had even given her an engagement ring, following which, they moved in together. 

However, a few days after this, Magic’s parents are said to have stopped sending money to him. The woman alleged that Magic forced her into prostitution to fund his education. Magic would bring men to their house and drop them back, the woman alleged. In the course of the abuse, the woman conceived eleven times and at all times, Magic forced her to abort the pregnancy. 

Magic, who was arrested by the police, was booked for immoral trafficking. The woman was sent to a rehabilitation centre, says the report.