A 27-year-old HIV+ widow from Beed was rescued from a brothel just an hour after she was ‘sold’ to the owner.
“Suman had contacted her friend Seeta in Pune for help. Seeta told her to come to Pune, where she met a man called Alam,” said Police Inspector Rajendra Patil.
Alam promised her treatment in Mumbai, but then took the women to a red-light area on Saturday, where he handed them over to a brothel owner, Patil said.
At the same time, Patil got a tip-off about the brothel.
“Within minutes, we raided the place and rescued the women. It was just coincidence that Suman was rescued just an hour after she was sold there. We arrested the brothel owner and are now on the lookout for Alam,” Patil said.