Panaji/Nagpur: Four persons, including a Russian woman, were today arrested in Goa for allegedly running an online prostitution racket, police said.
Four women, who were pushed into prostitution were also rescued, a Goa police spokesperson said. Of these, one woman hailed from Bengaluru, another one from West Bengal and two belonged to Nagpur.
41-year-old Natalia Bhalchandra, a Russian national, 21-year-old Priyanka Sinha, originally from Jharkhand along with two other men – Parshuram Wadar and Swapnesh Naik, were apprehended by the sleuths of the crime branch for allegedly running an online prostitution racket, he said.
All the four were running the alleged racket through three different websites, the spokesperson added.
Acting on a tip-off, the police sent a decoy and conducted raid at a hotel in Calangute beach area following which the four were nabbed, he said.
A case under relevant sections of the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act was registered.