UP recharge outlet selling girls mobile number based on looks
Lucknow : In a new kind of racket, UP recharge outlets have been found selling numbers of girls and are being used to harass girls over the phone.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, the prices of mobile numbers are being segregated based on the looks of the girls.
The thriving racket came to light after numerous complaints were lodged on the women helpline number 1090, launched by Akhilesh Yadav. Nearly, 6 lakh complaints have been registered in last 4 years.
The report mentioned, A majority of the men – who seek to entice women with the preferred opening line ‘humain aapse dosti karna hai’ or ‘I want to make friendship with you’ – get the numbers from outlets where women go to recharge their mobile phones.
The unscrupulous rechargers save the numbers and then pass them on to those willing to pay. The number of someone considered ‘beautiful’ can command as much as Rs 500. The selling price for the number of an “ordinary looking girl” fetches Rs 50.