Jharkhand: Villagers on warpath against sex racket in Majidih; police promises probe | Ranchi News


JAMSHEDPUR: More than a hundred villagers armed with lathis gheraoed two hotels in Majidih village under Boram police station area on the outskirts of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on Sunday evening accusing those of running sex rackets from the premises.
The villagers complained that youths from different areas, including the steel city, frequented these shady hotels. They alleged that sex rackets were being operated from these hotels for quite a long time and the administration was turning a blind eye to this issue which was a social problem in this tribal-dominated area.
The villagers alleged that when they gheraoed the hotels, they found men and women in compromising positions.
On seeing the villagers, a few couples managed to flee but some were chased and caught by locals. The staff of the hotels also fled. Those caught were first brought before the village panchayat. The hotel owners were summoned but none turned up.
The population of the village is around 400 and is located quite close to Dimna dam which is a tourist hotspot for many from Jharkhand, West Bengal, especially in the winter.
Sources said the villagers even manhandled a few couples who were being held hostage till police rescued them.
Even the police had to face the villagers’ ire as they alleged that for long the problem was being pushed under the carpet.
The sources said the police had to pacify the villagers before they released the couples who were being held hostage.
Menka Kisku, the pradhan of the panchayat, alleged that the sex rackets had been going in these hotels for more than three years. On several occasions they had informed the matter to the police but nothing was done.
On raiding the rooms of the hotels, the police found bottles of liquor and contraceptives.
As the villagers refused to lodge a written complaint in this connection, the police had to release the couples, after they signed a bond giving details of their whereabouts.
Boram police station in-charge Sankar Lakhra said the villagers had kept five people in their custody which included two girls and three boys, all in the age group of 16-20 years.
The police were tightlipped over any sex racket going on in the hotels and said they would launch a probe.





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