Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson, said there were 11 members in the family, including nine children. The mother was pregnant and the father was found in an inebriated state, a DCW statement said.
The parents claimed that the girl had got addicted to drugs and which is why they had chained her, the statement added. However, the girl was unable to say anything.
Ms Maliwal and a member of the commission counselled the family, and with the help of the police and the parents' consent took the sisters to a shelter home. The girls told her that they earned around Rs 300 at the end of the day and slept on pavements with their family.
Ms Maliwal has also invited suggestions for shelters homes and hostels for the girls, and urged people to come forward and help them. "While there are rackets operating in Delhi forcing minors to beg, there are also several social and economical factors. Everyone has to come together to help," Ms Maliwal said.
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