Woman held for operating Thane sex racket; two rescued

14 June,2024 01:57 PM IST |  Thane  |  mid-day online correspondent

A case under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act has been registered against the accused

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The police in Friday said a 34-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly running a Thane sex racket from her apartment in Maharashtra's Thane district, reported news agency PTI.

Senior inspector Chetana Chowdhary said that based on a complaint, the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) conducted a raid in a residential building in Mumbra town on Wednesday, arrested the accused, and rescued two other women from the premises for running the Thane sex racket, reported PTI.

A case under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act has been registered against the accused, she said.

In another case, a 35-year-old woman in Thane allegedly lost about Rs 1 crore to a share trading group scam, police said on Thursday, reported PTI.

An FIR under the Information Technology Act was registered on Wednesday against the fraudsters at Chitalsar police station in the city but no one has been arrested yet, an official told PTI.

According to the complainant, the accused contacted her online sometime in April, inviting her to join a social media group of stock market investors, reported PTI.

After gaining her trust, the group administrators asked her to invest money as per their instructions to earn high returns. After she proceeded accordingly and clicked certain links forwarded to her, Rs 99,28,167 were transferred from her and her husband's bank accounts, the woman told police, reported PTI. Further probe is underway.

Meanwhile, a 59-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his nine-year-old son by stuffing a paper ball into his mouth in Maharashtra's Thane district, reported PTI.

The accused was inebriated at the time of the incident which took place at Washala in Kasara area under Sahapur taluka on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday, they said, adding the exact reason behind the crime was not yet known.

The man and his wife had been living separately following domestic quarrels and the boy was staying with his mother, an official from the police control room said, reported PTI.

The boy went missing from his mother's house on Monday and the family members launched a search for him. The minor was found dead near his father's house at around 8 am on Tuesday, the official said, reported PTI.

After being alerted, police rushed to the spot and they found a paper ball stuffed into the boy's mouth and blood oozing out of his nose, he said.

An investigation suggested the man resorted to excessive alcohol consumption after his wife started living separately, the official said.

He consumed liquor on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday and allegedly stuffed a ball, made from torn notebook papers, into the boy's mouth resulting in his death, he said, reported PTI.

Following a complaint by a relative of the deceased, the accused was arrested on Tuesday night and booked under Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder), the official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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