Indian authorities have rescued a model from Nepal who became involved in a prolonged sexual exploitation and forced prostitution.
Central Crime Branch (CCB) officials recently raided a ‘well-known’ hotel in Bangalore and rescued the 23 year old woman from Nepal, a media report claimed yesterday.
The online version of Deccan Herald, where the news first appeared, does not specify which hotel the victim was rescued from.
The victim’s story is not different from many other aspiring models and actors who fall prey to anti-social elements who use the glamour world to lure women into the heinous crime of flesh trade.
According to the local police, the Nepalese woman flew to Mumbai some eight months ago in order to meet a person who was supposed to give her a break in the modelling industry. However, when she met him upon her arrival in Bollywood, she was taken to an undisclosed location ‘where she was forced to have sex with him’.
As with most tragic cases of this nature, the forced intimate encounter was recorded which was subsequently used to intimidate the victim into prostitution. The perpetrator would threaten her to upload her nude pictures and videos on the Internet, the report said.
The young woman arrived in Bangalore when a pimp in the city, named by Deccan Herald as Anwar Khan, contacted an escort-supplier in Mumbai after a group of men booked a ‘girl’ through a website offering adult services.
“On August 22, 2015, the girl landed in the City and she was put up at the hotel in the Central Business District area. Several customers visited her. The agent would collect Rs 50,000 per hour to Rs one lakh (one hundred thousand Indian rupees) for a night,” the report said.
The attention of the authorities was drawn when a customer called Sundhawa forced her to have ‘unnatural sex’ which she declined. He then beat her up and it was then that she ‘raised the alarm’.
The pimp also known as Sagar and Sundhawa who is a developer and building contractor are now reported to be in police custody.
The victim, whose dream of ‘making it big in the industry’ has come to naught for now at least, has been handed over to the care of an NGO and a police case has been registered.