21/10/2015 10:24 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

HIV Positive Auto Driver Says He Had Unprotected Sex With 300 Women

Indian social activists and children release ribbons and balloons during an event to mark World AIDS Day in Kolkata on December 1, 2014. According to the UN AIDS programme, India had the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world at the end of 2013 and it accounts for more than half of all AIDS-related deaths in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012, 140,000 people died in India because of AIDS. The Indian government has been providing free antiretroviral drugs for HIV treatment since 2004, but only 50 percent of those eligible for the treatment were getting it in 2012, according to a report by the World Health Organisation. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

An HIV-positive auto driver in Hyderabad has shocked the police with his admission that he intentionally had sex with over 300 women, many of them sex workers.

The 31-year-old man was caught by the police in a burglary case and when he was interrogated, he allegedly told the police he had unprotected sex with 300 women, including several housewives, after he came to know of his condition, reported Times of India.

The story unfolded as a software engineer from Seven Hills Colony in Uppal complained that about 60 grams of gold jewellery was stolen from his house when he and his wife were away on work. Merwya Carl had entrusted the keys to his house to his friends, the auto driver being one of them.

The driver, a resident of Mirjalguda in Malkajgiri, allegedly confessed to the crime and the police recovered the stolen booty from his possession. When police grilled him further he revealed a shocking truth.

"He also confessed that he has been suffering from HIV disease, which he came to know about several months ago. The auto driver also claimed he visits prostitutes daily and has illicit affairs with several other women, with whom he practiced unsafe sex even after realizing about his disease," TOI quoted Uppal inspector (Detective) Khaja Moinuddin as saying.

He was remanded to judicial custody.

The New Indian Express reported that the man, on realizing that his days were numbered, decided to "live life to the fullest". He was married thrice, but his wives left him.

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