Karnataka Police claimed on Friday that they had apprehended a group of three HIV-positive chain snatchers who had also had sexual relations with multiple sex workers in Bengaluru.
The culprit was arrested and authorities recovered 140 grams of gold chains and two motorcycles. On May 26, the gang robbed a woman called Nitya in the Jayanagar police station limits of a gold chain.
The snatchers were apprehended near Magadi when the investigating authorities traced CCTV and mobile phone calls. Police also said they tracked over 2,000 calls and worked for a long time to find the alleged chain snatchers.
The accused are repeat offenders who preyed on lonely women wearing gold chains and carried out the snatchings in remote locations.
Moreover, according to the police, the boys met in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru some time ago and decided to create a gang. They formed a group and decided to begin chain snatching once they were released from prison.
HIV infected men had physical connections with sex workers
They sold the gold chains and spent the money on sex workers and other extravagances.
Despite being infected with HIV, the accused persons in the age group of 20-30 years developed physical connections with sex workers without their awareness, according to the investigations. During the investigation, the defendants admitted to seeing roughly 90 sex workers.
The jurisdictional Jayanagar police have initiated an investigation to hunt down and identify the women who have been affected.
More research is being carried on.