Agra: Three women, including two Dalits, were
brutally assaulted and their house ransacked by mob for
allegedly running a prostitution racket in Malpura village of
the district, police said on Sunday.
"Three women were beaten up last evening and their house
was ransacked and partially damaged by mob, who alleged that
the trio were running a prostitution racket in the village,"
station house officer, Malpura, Veer Singh said here.
Villagers mobbed house of Baby alias Guddi and dragged
her along with Reshma and Meena, they said, adding the house
was ransacked and partially damaged.
Police rescued them after receiving information that they
were being held captive, Singh said.
"Cross FIRs have been lodged from both the sides. While
villagers have lodged a complaint against the three women for
behaving in an indecent manner, a case has been lodged by
Reshma on charges of assault, using abusive language and
issuing threats," he said.
Medical examinations of the trio, who were in the age
group of 40-45 years, have been done, the officer added.
"The villagers have alleged that the trio were sex
workers and were operating from the last two months, but it is
yet to be proved. They should have informed the police about
the racket instead of attacking them," Singh added.