Poverty drives tribals into flesh trade
Suryapet, May 14: Married women from Lambadi tandas in Nalgonda district are ending up in the redlight areas of Mumbai, prime reasons being poverty, starvation and wife-beating.
Recently, two Lambadi women from Penpahad mandal have landed in Mumbai. Sources said another Lambadi woman, who has been living in the redlight areas of Mumbai for the past eight years, has lured the two women into flesh trade.
Sources said Banot Bujji of Yellappakunta thanda of Dupad village in Penpahad mandal has deserted her family eight years ago and has been involved in flesh trade. She returned home two months ago and took Mangiti, 28, of Chinnagarakunta thanda in Gajulamalkapuram and Jeripula Hussaini, 25, of Gudepukunta tanda under Macharam panchayat to Mumbai.
Sources said both women were vexed with poverty and harassment by their husbands. Hussaini has two brothers and three sisters while Mangiti has a son and a daughter.
Sources said the trafficking has been going on for the past several years and the brokers managed to keep it under wraps. Sources said at least ten women from Penpahad mandal alone have landed as commercial sex workers in Mumbai.