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More arrested for commercial sex involving underage girls in Chennai

The Immoral Traffic Prevention Department has arrested two more suspects in connection with commercial sex trafficking of minor girls in Valasaravakkam.

It may be recalled that following a tip-off, a special police team of the Unethical Traffic Prevention Department conducted surveillance around a house on Valasaravakkam street. After ascertaining the situation, the police conducted a search and found that the young girl studying in class 12 was forced to engage in commercial sex.

On May 17, police arrested seven members of a family, including the mother of a teenager, in Valasaravakkam for commercial sex trafficking of minor girls studying in class XII and below. Subsequently, the police on Friday arrested 36-year-old M. Dhandapani, manager of Home Tree Hotel in T. Nagar, who provided hotels and service apartments to the gang for illegal work.

Police arrested 51-year-old J.Vijayalakshmi of Maraimali Nagar in Chengalpattu for alleged fraud. To date, nine people have been arrested in connection with the case.

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