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Bolpur: Police in Birbhum today arrested several young women and men from a hotel for alleged involvement in a sleaze racket. Among the arrested, most are college students.

This happened at Hatjanbazar area in the district headquarters Suri. The hotel concerned is located near the Suri Bus Stand, which is not very far from the local Women police station.

People of the area alleged that the sleaze racket was running in the hotel for months now. Both youths and older people used to visit the hotel at different times in the day raising suspicion about the going on inside.

Today people noticed several young girls and boys enter the hotel. This made the people send out a word to the Women police station. However, with police taking a long time to arrive than expected, people got angry and started vandalising the hotel.

Amidst this, a team of cops arrived from Suri police station and raided the hotel. During this, they found seven girls and six boys in compromising positions in the rooms in the hotel. They were arrested at once. Some of the arrested boys and girls were carrying college bags with them.

Police suspect that college students from in and around Suri were using the rooms in the hotel to get intimate. This is when their families used to think that they were attending classes in the colleges. Police have temporarily sealed the hotel.