Rachakonda Commissioner of Police Mahesh M. Bhagwat said the 8 accused traffickers belonged to Dommari tribe whose women are traditionally forced into prostitution. The Dommari community has been traditionally involved in prostitution.
Special Operations Team raided the area and found 11 minor girls, who were reportedly being administered hormones for early puberty and development by a doctor. The colony from where the girls were rescued is popular for brothels. The house has been sealed by the police and the rescued girls have been sent to government rescue homes in Hyderabad for rehabilitation.
The arrested traffickers, had brought the girls from the parents, all from poor families, through agents, by paying them between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh for each girl. The police reports also say that the Traffickers had been paying Rs 20,000- Rs 25,000 to doctor for the hormonal injections. A doctor identified as Swamy, who was allegedly paid Rs. 20,000 to administer the injections has been tracked down. The girls were given hormonal injections to have them ready for commercial s*xual exploitation at the earliest.
The traffickers told the police that the gang would also scout for young girls at railway platforms, perhaps those who had run away from their home. The younger the girl, the greater the price she would fetch.
According to the police, the case has been registered against the traffickers under IPC Sections 366A, 372, 373, and 120B, and also relevant sections of the Protection of Children from S*xual Offences Act.