It is hard to believe, that in the present scenario, there are some places in Goa where girls from other states are forced into prostitution. Prostitution is a profession that has been in existence since ages. Most of the women, who chose this profession, willingly or forcibly, either hail from poor economic and financial background or they are dragged into this profession due to age-old traditions, to support the livelihood. Read the full report here.
Let’s take a look at a recent case in Porvorim- Goa where Police have busted an online prostitution racket after they arrested two pimps and rescued two girls during a raid in Porvorim. Police are on the lookout for the main accused, a woman who was allegedly running the prostitution racket.
Police claimed that the kingpin of the sex racket is a lady called ‘Neha’ from Uttar Pradesh. Police have managed to ascertain the identity of Neha based on the victim girl’s disclosure.
Amritlal Rawat, a native of Uttar Pradesh and Sunando Kishore Giri from Orissa, both of them presently residing at Naikawado, Calangute have been arrested informed Porvorim Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi. This is the fourth case registered by Porvorim Police in the last six months. The victim girls are native from West Bengal and have been sent to State run protective home at Merces, Police said.
Explaining the modus operandi police said that after meeting the prospective clients, the victim girls were asked to collect the money. The deal was fixed by ‘Neha’ and later the victim girls had to deposit 50 percent of the amount in a bank account of the accused, ‘Neha’. The main accused ‘Neha’ never came into the picture as she finalized the deal over the phone, informed police. The bank account has been frozen, informed police.
Based on the number published on a website, police contacted the pimps and later a trap was laid that led to the arrest of two accused while two victim girls were rescued. The raid was conducted at Chogm road, Porvorim on late Wednesday night informed the police. The money asked was around Rs 36,000.
Police have attached a car which was used to transport the victim girls and five mobile phones in connection with the case.