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Londoners Charged Over Human Trafficking
Six people from London have been charged following an investigation into the alleged human trafficking of a woman from India.
The suspects face a number of counts including sexual assault and making threats to kill the victim, who is 37 and from the southern city of Hyderabad.
They will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on June 7, Scotland Yard said.
Enkarta Balapovi, 53, a butcher of St John's Wood, north London, faces one charge of trafficking within the UK and five counts of rape.
Shanaz Begum, 56, a shop worker, also of St John's Wood, is accused of two counts of trafficking - the first into the UK and the second within Britain.
Shashi Kala Obhrai, 53, an optician, of Northwood, northwest London, is charged with trafficking within the UK, ABH and making threats to kill.
Balram Kumar Obhrai, 58, a computer entrepreneur, also of Northwood, is accused of trafficking into the UK and making threats to kill.
Aleemuddin Mohammed, 34, a supermarket manager from Harrow, northwest London, faces a similar count of trafficking into the UK and another of sexual assault on a female.
Shamina Yousuf, 32, a secretary, of Edgware, also in northwest London, is charged with trafficking into the country and ABH.