Indian Man Marries and Then Sells 60 Wives To Brothels
Posted on December 21, 2010
In Darjeeling, a mountainous tea-growing district of the eastern state of West Bengal, a 27 year-old man has been arrested for duping 60 women into marrying him and then selling them into prostitution.
Bikky Biswarkarma pretended to be a well paid army officer home on holiday when over a five year period, he married at least 60 girls and then sold them to brothels in Mumbai and Pune, cities in the western state of Maharastra, for 70,000-100,000 rupees ($1,500-$2,000).
“He used to pose as an army man on leave who…wanted to get married before returning to work. He would change bases frequently to lure girls from poor families in tea gardens and villages,” said district police chief, Debendra Prasad Singh.
Biswakarma was particularly cold-hearted. He would transport his new wife via train, telling her wanted her to meet a relative. A brothel owner would then arrive on the scene and coax her to go with him. Our hero would then leave his new, naïve bride to her undeserved fate.
It was difficult for the police to take action in this case because there were few if any complaints issued by the families of the girls who never knew they had been sold to brothels.
Police have located nine of the women so far and he has been charged with several serious offenses, including human trafficking. It is hoped that the other brides will be found soon especially since Biswakarma has been arrested. Police are also looking for several accomplices whose days are hopefully numbered.