It has been revealed that the owners of recharge shops in Uttar Pradesh are selling the contact details of girl to men who frequently visit their shops. The phone numbers are sold for prices, ranging anywhere between Rs 50 to Rs 500 depending on the woman’s “beauty”.
The illegal exchange of personal information is a state-wide occurrence, after which the lewd men harass the women via constant phone calls and messages. With phrases such as ‘hum aapse dosti karna chahte hai’ (I want to be friends with you), the calls are persistent and disturbing.
The shopkeepers running the shops often save the number of a girl when she comes to get her phone recharged, then, sells the numbers at different prices, depending upon the beauty of the girl customer!!