9 Bangladeshi girls rescued from a hotel in India
Published: 05:37 PM, 27 September 2020
As many as 13 young girls, including nine Bangladeshi nationals, have been rescued from a hotel in India's Indore.
Police rescued them on Saturday in a drive to catch a racket, that brought minor and young girls from Bangladesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Maharashtra and then allegedly pushed them into prostitution.
Indian media the New Indian Express reported that a racket locked up the young girls at a room of a hotel in the posh Vijay Nagar area of Indore.
10 accused including two women have been arrested for operating the sex racket. They are natives of Indore and adjoining districts who operated the sex racket with the help of social media platforms and apps.
According to Indore police sources, two young aspiring female models from Mumbai and West Bengal had recently reported to the Vijay Nagar police in Indore, about having been brought to Indore by a woman event manager under the guise of modelling assignments.
Once in Indore, the two models were physically tortured and forced into the sex racket.
DIG-Indore Harinarayanchari Mishra told The New Indian Express on Saturday that a case of rape, kidnapping, and extortion was lodged in this regard.
"During the investigations, a much larger sex racket came to the fore following which a hotel in Vijay Nagar area was raided, and 13 girls aged between 16 to 30 years were freed,” the DIG-said.
The subsequent probe has revealed that at least nine of the rescued girls and women were Bangladeshi nationals, who were illegally brought to India for jobs, but were later pushed into prostitution.