Mumbai Police rescued eight models involved in a high-profile flesh trade at a hotel near Juhu beach, they also arrested three persons accused of running the sex racket, an official reportedly said.
According to the officials, the police got a tip from the intelligence unit about a sex racket running the suburban area of Mumbai. Acting on which the police raided a plush hotel on Tuesday.
The police found eight models who were being pushed into prostitution. According to officials, three persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the crime.
A similar incident occurred in Mira-Bhayander area of Mumbai last year when the police arrested two women involved in flesh trade and rescued four persons who were being forced into it. Read more about it here.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report of 2020, every day about 105 women go missing in Maharashtra. The report also showed the highest cases of human trafficking and missing women in Maharashtra. About 17 women are forced into flesh trading every week. The states that followed Maharashtra in the were Madhya Pradesh and Bengal.
Out of the total 989 victims of human trafficking, 88 per cent of them were women and 6 per cent were children. A leading newspaper reported that most of these women are subjected to bonded labour, organ trafficking, drug peddling and sexual exploitation.
In comparison to 2018, the number of missing women increased by 13 per cent. In Maharashtra, about 95 per cent of human trafficking victims were sexually exploited through flesh trade. In 2018, out of 4,562 missing children in Maharashtra, 55 per cent of them were girls.