New Delhi: A sex racket was busted in an operation conducted by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and police in Delhi’s Aman Vihar. Four people were arrested.
A team of DCW reached Aman Vihar after it received a call on women’s helpline number 181, regarding a prostitution racket being in operation in the area.
The team reached the area early Thursday morning and talked with the residents who confirmed that indeed a sex racket was being run from the house during the daytime.
“The team gathered information regarding the house from neighbours. The house was covered with bamboo sticks in such a way that it was impossible to see what kind of activity was going on inside the premises. The team also witnessed some men on bikes and scooter coming to the house following a raid was conducted in the house with the help of police,” the DCW official said.
The team found six-seven men and three women in the house, they said.
The owner of the house, identified as Gautam, on realising that they were caught, opened a back door to allow four of them to escape. However, the residents surrounding the house caught them.
The team took all persons involved to the Aman Vihar police station where the women said that they were adults and were engaging in prostitution on their own will.
“They said they used to get Rs 250 per client and each woman had to sleep with at least seven clients during the day,” said the DCW official.
“While one woman informed that she was an orphan, another stated that she was the victim of physical abuse by her drug-addict husband and had chosen this way to support her family. The third girl, who was an Assamese, refused to say anything, said the DCW.
“We received information from the DCW on Thursday and raided the premises. Three women and a man, the owner of the house, were arrested. Further investigation is underway, ” the police officer said.