Women who receive pestering calls from unknown numbers every other day might finally be able to pinpoint the cause of the situation. A report on Uttar Pradesh has emerged which points toward mobile phone recharge shops purportedly selling phone number of girls ‘depending on their looks’.

Shopkeepers of these mobile recharge spots sell the phone number of women with the price dependent upon how the particular woman looks. Prices range from Rs 50 to Rs 500.

After receiving several complaints on the women helpline number 1090, police acted on the callers who narrated how they had got hold of the number. Over 90 per cent of complaints on women helpline number deal with harassment over the phone.

Harassers usually send obscene texts, images through WhatsApp to the phone numbers of women.