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India: 4-year-old boy rescued from a brothel in Kolkata

The family of a four-year old boy rescued in Kalyan district of Kerala has thanked the public for their help in the rescue of his mother, who has died from the infection.

The boy, who was brought to the hospital from a prostitution ring on Sunday night, was treated for his fever, dehydration and severe diarrhoea.

Doctors at the hospital said the boy had recovered from the fever and dehydration, and he is expected to be discharged on Monday morning.

Kolkata is India’s second-most populous city and has one of the highest prevalence of prostitution in the country, with more than 3,000 women and girls working in brothels each night, mostly for the entertainment of wealthy clients.

The city is one of only three cities in the world where brothelts are not licensed and where police are not required to register as sex workers.

The government has made it a crime for any person under 21 years old to be involved in prostitution.