A 17-year-old girl and another woman were freed during a raid on a brothel house in Kandy, the person who ran the illegal business was arrested.
This raid was called following a complaint to Children and Women Bureau in Kandy concerning a teen who went missing from her home about three months ago. The complainant tipped the bureau off stating that the child was held in a brothel house in Kandy.
The girl and a 30-year-old woman was found in a secret room in the brothel house.
Meanwhile, two young men and the manager of the house were arrested during the raid.
The girl said that another woman brought her to the place promising employment. People at the house had threatened and forcefully held her there.
She had disclosed her story to a youth who came to the brothel house. He had informed her father about her whereabouts.
Reports say that another teenager was held at the brothel house before. Kandy police are investigating into the incident.