• The incident took place in the Indian city of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh
  • A hotel staffer found the man's dead body and alerted cops 
  • The surgery was performed without the supervision of an expert surgeon

A young man died due to excessive bleeding after a botched sex reassignment operation Thursday.

Police have arrested two undergrad pharmacy students in connection with the incident in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The 28-year-old married victim, Srinath, a resident of the neighboring Kamepally village in the Prakasam district of Nellore, left his wife to live alone and came in contact with the two accused B Pharm students, identified as Mastan and Jeeva, via social media, Kerala Kaumudi reported.

Srinath moved to Hyderabad in 2019 and worked as daily-wage labor. He got divorced from his wife in 2020 allegedly due to his sexual preference, The Times of India reported. Srinath told the student duo that he wanted to go to Mumbai to undergo a sex change operation but the students insisted that they can perform the surgery at a lower cost.

The sex-change operation was conducted based on a tutorial on YouTube and without the supervision of a qualified surgeon, The Times of India reported. To carry out the operation, Mastan and Jeeva rented a room in a hotel on Feb. 23. The operation was performed on Feb. 24.

The two students had no prior experience with the operation and the room in which the surgery was performed was unhygienic too. Police said Srinath died after being administered an overdose of medicines including sedatives. The accused fled the spot after they realized Srinath had died.

Police were alerted after a hotel staffer found the body in the room. The body has reportedly been sent for an autopsy.

Earlier this month, a Connecticut woman died after what doctors believed a butt-enhancement injection went awry. The woman's body was found in a half-naked condition at the hospital with needle marks all over. Police were on the lookout for two mystery women who drove the victim to the Jacobi Medical Center where the injection was administered. The identities of the women weren't ascertained.

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