Police in Kerala have arrested seven people for alleged involvement in a partner-swapping racket. The investigation reveals that the gang involved over 1,000 couples. The arrests were made on Sunday after a woman filed a complaint against her husband. The complaint alleged that he had forced her to have sex with strangers. The alleged racket used the social networking sites WhatsApp and Messenger to coordinate its activities.
The group allegedly operated on the popular messaging app ShareChat. According to the complaint, one of the men in the group offered his wife a swap and threatened her if she didn’t comply, and she was forced to accept it. The women were reportedly shocked to find out that their husbands were presenting them for sex on social networking sites.
The gang also used the Messenger and Telegram apps to communicate with their partners. The gang members were detained from Kottayam, Alappuzha, and Ernakulam. The chat groups will be the focus of a detailed investigation. As partner swapping is a growing trend across the country, it’s no surprise that the police have cracked down on this racket.
The accused were able to communicate with the woman through different numbers through various messenger applications. The women and men are shared by three men at a time, and money is also exchanged. Cash payment made for the physical relationship is conducted through the single members of the group. The people involved in the partner swapping racket never even visited a hotel or a resort for it. The entire process was done in the privacy of the woman’s house, and there are no complaints to speak of.
A woman had made a complaint through YouTube against her husband and had sex with him on the other end. She had a physical relationship with the men and swapped partners with their consent.
The police have seized two dozen people for allegedly participating in a partner-swapping ring. The gang uses Telegram and Messenger apps to contact the women, while the men exchange money. The men pay the women for a single day of physical intimacy. The police suspect that the racket has spread to other states. The women who are involved in the partner-swapping ring are often unmarried and are not aware of this fact.