Reported by Santosh Jagdev
A 19-year-old Bangladeshi girl forced into flesh trade in the city was rescued by a social activist and handed over to the commissionerate police here on Friday.
Rudra Narayan Sahu , general secretary of the city-based Odisha Vikash Parishad, found the girl crying helplessly near the Ravi Talkies square here and found out after talking to her that her employer, owner of a local beauty parlour had forced her to join the sex racket run by him.
The woman told Sahu that she came to Odisha recently after Raju, a fellow Bangladeshi , motivated her to come here and earn good money as a worker in the flourishing embroidery business in Odisha. Raju, as she discovered later, actually works as a pimp.
Sahu said, the young girl reached Bhubaneswar 17 days ago and soon realized she had been taken for a ride.
“The police should arrest Raju, the pimp, the owner of the beauty parlour and bust the sex racket,” Sahu said .
While the young girl has been sent to a local short-stay home, sources in the police commissionerate said inquiry by the Lingaraj police has begun.