Mumbai sex racket: Woman pushes 'virgin' daughter, niece into prostitution for Rs 1 lakh a night

Jun 26, 2018, 14:53 IST | Hajra Bi

Acting on a tip-off, the Charkop police raid the woman's residence and rescue minor girls

Mumbai sex racket: Woman pushes 'virgin' daughter, niece into prostitution for Rs 1 lakh a night

A woman has been arrested by the Charkop police for allegedly pushing her minor daughter and niece into a high profile prostitution business. On a tip-off by an informer, the police raided a society in Sector 8, Charkop on Wednesday and found that a 36-years-old woman was running a high profile prostitution business from her home.

The accused had rented the apartment about six months ago so that she could start the business for rich customers. She would target only customers who were interested in 'buying' virgin girls and would charge one lakh a night for the 'service'. In an attempt to hide her illicit business from people of the society, the woman would entertain only one or two customers a month.

Soon after learning about the racket, the police sent an officer as a dummy customer and caught the mastermind red-handed. The woman has been charged under section 340 of IPC r/w 3,4,5 of PITA Act, she was produced before the court and remanded to police custody. According to a police officer, the woman hails from Rajasthan and her niece's parents still live there. However, the accused said that her niece's parents had given consent for the business. The rescued minor girls have been sent to a children's home 

The police are now investigating and are looking for others who may be involved in the sex racket business

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