Bengaluru: Out-of-job hubby turns escort, wife seeks divorce
BENGALURU: A 24-year-old woman has sought divorce after her husband, who lost his job at a BPO in the impact of Covid-induced lockdown, became a commercial sex worker and kept his new profile under wraps.
Despite intervention by the Vanitha Sahayavani (women’s helpline) of Bengaluru police through extensive counselling sessions, the couple couldn’t bridge their differences and are set to part ways by mutual consent.
It was love at first sight for Bhavesh and Smriti (names changed), who met at the office canteen of their BPO in Bengaluru in mid-2017. After courting for two years, they married in 2019 and rented a house in Subramanyanagar.
Due to the crisis caused by Covid, 27-year-old Bhavesh lost his job and started looking for opportunities.
Man took up sex work after he lost job
A few months later, his wife noticed something unusual as he was extremely engaged with his laptop and mobile phone, and started making untimely and unexplained visits to places about which he wouldn’t discuss in detail with her,” said BS Saraswathi, senior counsellor at Vanitha Sahayavani who counselled the couple in February.
Laptop with secret folder
Growing extremely suspicious about his activities, in mid-November, Smirti took the help of her techie brother to crack open Bhavesh’s laptop only to find a folder with graphic photos.
“She found a secret folder containing numerous nude photos of her husband and selfies of semi-naked women unknown to her. She discovered he was a male escort charging Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 per hour and had numerous clients in the city,” the counsellor said.
Smriti confronted her 27-year-old husband with photographs from the laptop, but he refused to admit it was him.
“During interaction in the presence of his wife, he admitted to becoming a commercial sex worker after he lost his job. He declared his love for his newfound secretive profession which was introduced to him by a close friend,” Saraswathi said.
Bhavesh, at the same time, was not willing to let go of his wife of two years and promised to mend his ways by giving up being a gigolo. The woman was determined to end their relationship despite four sessions of counselling. The couple has filed a mutual-consent divorce petition in a city court, a source said.
He could have sold tea and pakodas :)
What a dream job ! LUCKY GUY ! WISH HIM ALL THE MERRY AND HAPESS !
Hope Bhavesh is using mask up and down. And also social distancing
I think many men will want to get the details from 'Bhavesh'!!
when everyone is losing why and how only Ambani Adani TATA Mahindra and handful of gujjus became super rich ?
Very sad and disturbing news...a man can go to any extreme to keep his family happy...he should have discussed all issues with wife
this is Modi's Acche Din....
Frankly, the man could claim that he was doing it all for her sake. And in fact sue her for trying to snoop into his private matters- including hiring her brother to hack his lap-top (which by itself is criminal offence, breach of privacy,...)
Dude how the heck did you get into this?? What's the procedure
Who said Indians are prudes!! They are basically hypocrites and do it all on the sly since our society frowns upon open, civilized and healthy sexual expression and relationships!!!
This article didn't mention about wife's profession. Was she a housewife?
The girl is right in seeking divorce. What if the genders were swapped? Would a guy accept a "temporarily prostituted" wife back?
What does one do, when he loses a job. There are no jobs and people do this out of compulsion.
MODI HAIN TOH MUMKIN HAIN. Youths without jobs under Modi Rule forced to do something that ruin their lives.........Amazing.
How to contact this Bhavesh
Good and bad times are part of life. Neither of those should should mean that one should compromise on morals and principles. Hope Bhavesh and Smriti sit down, talk and reconsider their decision, and work out a way to restructure their life together. After a decade or so of normal life, this episode can be both forgotten and forgiven.
wonder who are his extensive clients !!
Rs 3000 to Rs 5000per HOUR??!! OMG !! Looks like there are plenty of wealthy frustrated women out there.
天啊 ! !
All i wonder is the clients who were willing to take this chance while covid was rampant!! Some guts!!!