Flesh trade flourishing in Gaighat
UDAYPUR: Flesh trade has been flourishing day by day in Udayapur district headquarters Gaighat in recent days, say people of Gaighat.
In the past, it was not so open in Gaighat as some people in that trade used to go to Rajbiraj of Saptari and Lahan of Siraha district.The trade is now conducted openly in small roast shops to big hotel rooms, said one local and sex worker.
One hotelier of Gaighat says, it was not in the past in Gaighat but they are compelled to manage for the same knowingly or unknowingly because of the demand of the time.
They said they manage hotels and rooms for running it for them to run their hotel. But a hotel owner woman says there are two types of sex workers.
Some women whose husbands are in foreign countries, bring their clients themselves. They say they are in the trade for enjoyment; others are girls coming for study in campuses of Gaighat from various places.
The male sex clients are some contractors, businessmen, and police and army personnel, male sex workers come from as far as Saptari and Siraha and other places.
They directly telephone the hotel owners and demand arrangement of sex workers and return after it, said hotel owners.
Last year, police had raided and arrested hotel owner and sex workers, but no effect was made other than minor action to them. One campus student girl and three army personnel were arrested red handed from Hotel Ananda in Gaighat.
One hotel owner women of Gaighat, Parita (name change) says some gentlemen also ask for making arrangement of girls, and they call campus girls to hotels.
She says her people consume alcohol and meat in exchange for arrangement of girls and sometimes give one or two thousand rupees.
We are compelled to make arrangement without our wishes, says she. They say some old people come and they ask for sex workers of upto 23 years, says another hotel owner.
If this profession is not curbed, it will be dangerous to the next generation and police and administration should show alertness for its control first. RSS