Fashion designer raped, pushed into prostitution by boutique owner

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TNN | Jan 11, 2014, 12.45 AM IST


MUMBAI: A 27-year-old fashion designer complained to Khar police station on Thursday alleging that a woman boutique owner sent her to Dubai, promising a lucrative job and pushed her into prostitution.

The survivor told the police that the boutique owner has stores in Khar and Dubai. The woman allegedly took Rs 10 lakh from the survivor as commission for providing the job in Dubai store. The survivor reached Dubai in June. She was allegedly confined in a five-star hotel room for 25 days and the woman forced her to have physical relations with different men. Survivor returned back India in July.

The survivor was nervous so she didn’t approach the police after returning back from Dubai. She reported the incident to the Khar police on Thursday after her friends convinced her.

The Khar police said that they received her written complain and inquiring the details. “We are verifying the details of her visit and money transaction. The rape incident took place in another country. We will also examine under which sections we can register the case” said a senior officer.

The survivor’s advocate, Avinash Dubey said, “The woman is into human trafficking and the police must investigate about it. The police should register the case under relevant section of human trafficking.”

The survivor was a senior executive in an office of a leading builder in Mumbai few years ago and did fashion designing course for better prospects. She was looking for job, when her friend introduced her to the woman last year. The woman suggested her to work in her Dubai store for better earning and promised to pay her Rs 4 lakh monthly salary. The woman told survivor to pay Rs 10 lakh commission to get the job.

The survivor paid Rs 5 lakh to the woman near her store in Khar in May. She paid remaining Rs 5 lakh on June 1, at Mumbai airport before flying to Dubai. She reached Dubai on June 2, and taken to the hotel. She alleged that she was not allowed to go out and she was raped in the room by different men. On July 5, she returned back to Mumbai.




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