Visakhapatnam: A Vizag man fraudulently married eight women and later forced his wives and daughter into a flesh trade.
Identified Arun Kumar, his modus operandi included marrying women and forcing them into flesh trade on gunpoint.
The untold misery of the victims came to light when two of the women approached the police for help. A women's welfare association held a press conference on Wednesday and narrated the plight of the victims.
Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Gautam Sawang slammed the local police for not registering a case against Arun Kumar. He directed the CP to take immediate and strict action against the accused.
Vizag city Commissioner of Police (CP) Manish Kumar Sinha directed Kancherlapalem Police Station officials to immediately register a case against the man.
Arun Kumar allegedly is part of a flesh trade racket and also has links with ganja-drug cartels in the city. He used to threaten the women with a gun and knives if they did not follow his command.
He was also accused of forcing his daughter from his first wife into the flesh trade. He tortured his first wife Gitanjali and his second wife Lakshmi and forced them into prostitution.
Victims said they had informed the cops last month about the accused. However, the police did not take any action against him. Kumar even boasted of his links with police saying he had bought over the local cops and nobody would listen to your pleas, the victims said.
Victims also noted some women have mysteriously disappeared and suspected it was the handiwork of Arun Kumar. After cops did not listen to their pleas, the victims approached the women's welfare association, who brought the matter to the attention of CP Manish Kumar.
The victims had sent a voice message to CP Manish Kumar stating that they were in danger of being killed by the accused and demanded the immediate arrest of Arun Kumar. The CP has issued orders to take immediate action against the accused.