Delhi Police suspect flesh trade racket behind Jaipur rape
The Jaipur hotel where a 17-year-old girl from Delhi was allegedly confined and raped by 11 men had earlier been raided by the police and a prostitution racket busted there, cops said.delhi Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:32 IST
The Jaipur hotel where a 17-year-old girl from Delhi was allegedly confined and raped by 11 men for 24 hours had earlier been raided by the police and a prostitution racket busted there, cops said.
Police sources also said they had identified six more persons, reportedly agents, who were assigned the job of spotting vulnerable teenagers looking for a means of income and tricking them to the hotel in a bid to force them into prostitution.
The police were raiding their hideouts and they would be arrested soon, cops said. “We have arrested the manager of the hotel for his alleged involvement in the ongoing racket. Most employees at the hotel were aware of the racket and were facilitating it,” sources said.
The police also suspect that the couple — Rocky and Rani — who took the girl to Jaipur on the pretext of giving her a job forced many other girls into prostitution.
The 17-year-old in her statement to the police said they had helped many other women get employment.
“The girl said she went to the couple because she had seen them help other women get employment. It appears that they took the women from Delhi to Jaipur with an intention to use them as sex workers. We are trying to ascertain the identity of the women who were taken to Jaipur by the couple earlier,” sources said.
The police said it appeared to be an interstate racket being run in Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. The police have accessed CCTV footage of the hotel and are screening it to identify the women who were taken there by these agents.
The police have seized the mobile phones of the couple and accessed their call detail records to identify their associates.
“The couple was in constant touch with a person while taking the girl to Jaipur and appeared to be giving constant updates. We are trying to find the missing links and join the dots. More arrests in the matter are likely. The investigation in the case will help us unearth the prostitution racket,” police said.
The 17-year-old was confined in a room and raped by a group of men. The girl reportedly managed to escape, reached Delhi on September 1 and lodged a complaint at Mongolpuri police station.
Police have registered a case of kidnapping, procuring a minor for prostitution, gangrape and under the POCSO Act after a medical examination confirmed sexual assault. “The police have arrested Rocky and Rani, the couple; Mukesh, the hotel manager and agents Anil, Arjun and Kamal, who fetched customers to the hotel,” DCP, Outer Delhi, Vikramjeet Singh confirmed.