Man dies having sex at brothel
By: Kaumudi Gurjar
In a freak incident at a Budhwar Peth brothel, a young man died while having sex.
The man was identified as Sharad Sable (25), a student from Beed. He was visiting his cousin in the city, and was at the brothel in Manpasant building with his friends on Wednesday evening.
Brothel death: Manpasant building in Budhwar Peth, where a man died while with a sex worker. Pic/Nitin Lawate
Budhwar Peth is the red light district of the city, and Manpasant building houses one of the more sought-after brothels there.
Doctors called in
Two doctors were called in by the manager of the brothel around 5.30 pm. The frantic brothel manager also called Seema Waghmode, who runs an NGO clinic in that area.
Waghmode and the two doctors confirmed to MiD DAY that the man had died while having sex.
Dr Ravindra Sonar from the NGO Kayakalp was the first to reach the brothel to attend to Sable.
"I rushed there, and I saw Sable lying flat on the floor. He was surrounded by friends. I checked him and was unable to get his pulse," said Sonar. "I tried to give him mouth-to-mouth artificial resuscitation and cardiac massage, but couldn't get a pulse even after repeated efforts. We called for an ambulance from a hospital, which arrived within 25 minutes."
He added that the friends who had accompanied Sable to the brothel told him that the deceased had not eaten anything since morning and had consumed a lot of alcohol.
"The brothel room where we found him was on the fourth floor, so he might have got stressed while climbing the stairs. I don't know if he was suffering from any other health complications, but sex workers here said he was a regular," said Sonar.
An accidental death report was filed by the Faraskhana police station.
"Cases of people dying while having sex are not uncommon. Such cases do take place, but are rarely reported," said Sonar.
Senior Police Inspector Venkat Gangalwad of the Faraskhana police station said he had heard of similar deaths in the past, but Sable's was the first such in a year.
"Sable had come to Pune to meet his cousin and then the two decided to visit a brothel," said Gangalwad. "In the past one year, this is the first time such an incident has been reported. But officers working in this area told me two to three incidents like this have happened in the past."
No cause of death yet
Sable's body was claimed by relatives after the post-mortem. The post-mortem report said the cause of death could not be ascertained and that Sable's viscera had been sent for chemical analysis.