BENGALURU: Women and narcotics wing sleuths of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) raided a ‘massage parlour’ offering ‘body-to-body massage’, ‘happy endings’ and ‘sandwich’ therapy and arrested 12 persons including seven customers. Of the seven customers, 22-year-old Anand alias Bharath, a resident of Anjanapura who had visited the parlour for the first time for ‘sandwich’ massage, got sandwiched after the police raided the premises when he was about to get his desired massage.
Fearing that his parents would come to know, the youth pleaded with the CCB sleuths to pardon him, but they were not about to let him go. He then sought their permission to use the toilet in the parlour. Once inside, he attempted suicide by consuming toilet cleaner. When he did not come out even after 10 minutes, the police broke open the toilet door and found him lying unconscious. He is undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital. Apart from the case registered by the CCB sleuths, another case of attempt-to-suicide has also been registered against the youth. After his suicide attempt, the first thing the CCB sleuths did was to inform his parents.
The CCB sleuths headed by Ayesha, police inspector, had raided the massage parlour located on the second floor of a commercial complex on D Chandrashekaran Road on Tuesday evening. “Anand, who had booked a ‘sandwich’ service was inside a room but panicked after hearing us banging on the door. He was frightened and started crying, claiming it was his first visit and had not done anything. He works for a private firm and stated that he came to know about the parlour through some of his friends. His only fear was that his parents would come to know about him visiting a massage parlour. We could have desisted from informing parents, but his suicide attempt left us with no choice but to do so. After his suicide attempt, he was immediately rushed to Victoria hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Apart from booking him under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, he has also been booked for attempting suicide under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code,” said an officer who is part of the investigations.
The CCB sleuths rescued three girls, two of whom are from West Bengal. Thirteen mobile phones, cash and two vehicles have been seized. They identified the arrested as DN Mohan Kumar, 29, of Banashankari, AR Chetan, 25, of Bommanahalli, H Praveen Kumar, 32, of Jayanagar, J Karthik, 26, of Gayathrinagar, BR Sunil, 24, of Mandya (all employees of the parlour), Yogesh, 26, of Begur Road, Praveen, 23, of Srinagar, Raghu, 32, of Mylasandra, Anand alias Bharath, 22, of Anjanapura, Natesh, 44, of Tumakuru, Ganesh, 24, of Kottigepalya and Chetan, 26, of Cubbon Pet.
Further investigations are on.