IIT Bombay student held for snooping, filming bathing woman

The accused was charged under section 354 of IPC, after the woman found a mobile phone placed on her bathroom window.

Published: 25th February 2019 12:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2019 12:27 PM   |  A+A-

Arrest

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By Online Desk

A 34-year-old Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay student was arrested on Saturday, for allegedly filming a woman while she was bathing. The woman and the accused used to live in the same building.

The accused, Avinash Kumar Yadav, a resident of Thane, was charged under section 354 (any man who watches, or captures the image of a woman engaging in a private act in circumstances where she would usually have the expectation of not being observed) of the Indian Penal Code, after the woman found a mobile phone, placed on her bathroom window.

"A woman filed a complain that she found a mobile phone on the bathroom window while she was bathing on Friday night. She alerted her husband who confiscated the phone. The couple saw the accused fleeing from the place," a Kapurbawdi police officer said.

The mobile phone also had clips of other men and women, bathing.

With inputs from PTI

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