Chennai: Police in Coimbatore have been in for a surprise when they raided the Saranya Lodge near Mettupalayam.
Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the lodge on Wed. night. Akin to a film where a secret chamber is present behind a picture, they identified a small room behind a mirror inside 1 the rooms & rescued a lady.
“We’d searched all this rooms & identified them empty. However one-off the rooms had 2 mirrors every located in opposite directions. On pushing one such mirrors opened towards inside,” a police officer in Mettupalayam informed IANS.
He stated the lodge boss/operator had converted part of the bathroom into a secret room. “With the support of a small stool 1 could climb into (or) outdoor of the small room,” the police officer said.
The police detained 2 people for racing a sex racket within the lodge & rescued a 22-year-old lady from Bengaluru who has been within the secret room.
The police officer said K. Mahendran had taken the lodge on lease & had employed R. Ganesan as a employees.
The business taken a hit because of COVID-19-19 lock-down as majority of the clients have been tourists to Ooty.
The police officer said it’s yet to be ascertained whether the room has been constructed by Mahendran (or) by previously operators.