32 Kerala nurses

BENGALURU: Thirty-two women nursing graduates from Kerala, suspected to be victims of a human trafficking racket, were on Tuesday rescued at when they were on their way to pursue a short-term course to learn German at (UTMA).

Kala Krishnaswamy, deputy commissioner of police (northeast division), said police registered a case of attempted human trafficking based on a complaint from KIA immigration officials and arrested Tony Tom, who was taking the women to Armenia. Most of the women had studied in Mangaluru.

The police officer said Tom runs an education consultancy in Mangaluru and offered to facilitate the study at UTMA. Tom was accompanying the women who came to the airport on Monday night to catch a flight for Armenia around 4am on Tuesday. Immigration officials suspected foul play as they doubted the very existence of such a course in the university. They handed over the accused and the women to BIAL police for investigation.

Women were promised return tickets

Police said the women found a newspaper ad about the course and ed Tony Tom

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