Less than two hours drive from New Delhi, Mewat is one of the 21 districts of Haryana, which has the most imbalanced sex ratio in the country — women for every 1, men against the national average of to 1, But more than any of these, it is her moral support, she says, which enables victims to overcome the trauma. When she was three months pregnant with her second child, Shahnawaz left Razia with a family in a neighbouring village saying she had to help them at a family wedding. This poses a challenge to NGOs who cannot intervene unless a woman registers a protest or if a case of trafficking has been clearly established. She does not remember the features of the man who brought her. She says that when he is home, Amit abuses her sexually and physically.