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7 rescued from prostitution racket

Seven women hailing from Mumbai and Andhra Pradesh, forced into prostitution after being promised a career in films, were rescued by police and three alleged pimps arrested here on Sunday.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2010 02:35 IST

Seven women hailing from Mumbai and Andhra Pradesh, forced into prostitution after being promised a career in films, were rescued by police and three alleged pimps arrested here on Sunday.

The women were allegedly cheated by three pimps saying they would be given an opportunity to act in movies. But they were forced into prostitution, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police rescued the women from lodges in Periamet area during a surprise raid, an official statement here said.

Three alleged pimps -- Philip Thomas (50) and Joshi Joseph (36) of Mumbai and 35-year-old Sreenivasa Rao from Andhra Pradesh, who allegedly forced these women into prostitution were arrested and remanded to judicial custody.

Investigation was on, the statement said adding that the women were sent to a government home.