MP: Honey trap gang targeted girls from poor families, promised scholarships

MP: Honey trap gang targeted girls from poor families, promised scholarships


After police uncovered the Madhya Pradesh honey trap racket, it has now discovered that gang members targeted meritorious girls from poor families, promised them scholarships and pushed them into prostitution.

The notorious racket, which was busted by the MP Police in a late-night swoop on September 18, had lured seven girls from Rajgarh district to Bhopal by promising their parents a guaranteed scholarship for their daughters.

“The families of the girls were approached through one of the accused and the gang had plans to push them into prostitution and make them members of the gang as they had done with Monika Yadav who was a brilliant student in school,” a top source told India Today TV.

Monika who had scored distinction in four subjects in her matriculation was trapped into the racket after her videos were discreetly recorded, said police.

Police have registered a human trafficking case against remaining members of the gang, based on investigations so far and also on the basis of statements recorded by Monika’s father.

According to top police officers investigating the case, Monika is the only accused who repents her actions and cooperated in the investigations.

Aarti Dayal, another member of the gang in police custody is proving to be a hard nut to crack; she pretends to be ill whenever confronted with evidence.

Monika, on the other hand, is believed to have identified the politicians and bureaucrats in the honey trap videos.

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