Delhi: Sex racket busted in Aman Vihar, four held
The DCW received a call on women's helpline 181 from someone about a prostitution racket being run from a house in his neighborhood in Aman Vihar, it said.
Four women entered the house, followed by men on bikes
A DCW team reached the area early morning on Thursday and interacted with the residents who confirmed that a sex racket was being run from the house during the daytime.
The team then noticed four women entering the house at around 10.30 am.
One of them left the house after 15 minutes. Soon, men on bikes and scooters started coming to the house.
Bamboo chiks made it difficult to see what's happening inside
Those men were seen placing calls before being allowed to enter the premises.
Bamboo 'chiks' covered the house in such a way that it was difficult to see what activity was going on inside, the women's panel said.
The DCW-team informed the police and thereafter entered the premises with the police in the afternoon. They found six-seven men and three women in the house.
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We're adults, engaging in prostitution on our own will: Women
On realizing that they were caught red-handed, the house owner, identified as Gautam, opened a back door to allow four of the women to escape.
They were, however, caught by the residents surrounding the house, the panel said.
The DCW-team took all persons to Aman Vihar police station where the women stated that they were adults and engaging in prostitution on their own will.
'Had to sleep with minimum 7 clients during the day'
The women said they received Rs. 250 per client and each woman "had to sleep with at least seven clients" during the day.
While one woman informed that she was an orphan, another stated that she was a 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 speak.
Three women and owner of the house arrested: Police official
A senior police official said three women and Gautam were arrested. "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.
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