BENGALURU: Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar have been on the tenterhooks the last couple of days ever since word spread about a ‘Peeping Tom’ lurking in the area. A Facebook post on the ‘Rajarajeshwari Nagar’ page on Friday only added to the intrigue.
According to police, an unidentified person, who reportedly peeps through windows of bedrooms and bathrooms of houses targeting women, has been roaming the area. Two police teams have been formed to nab the man. A similar case was reported in Rajarajeshwari Nagar six months ago, but police were not able to trace the person.
Three days ago, a resident came up with a similar complaint. Following this, a message posted on the Facebook page was reposted on Friday. However, police clarified that it was an old message which was reposted by somebody. “We met the person who had posted it and got to know that he did it as a person known to him informed him about the movement of a suspicious person three days back.”
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Anucheth said, “On September 9, 2016, an activist, on behalf of a woman who resides close to New Horizon Public School, had raised a complaint regarding the Peeping Tom. Police looked for him but could not find him. Three days ago, the Rajarajeshwari Nagar police were informed that the man was seen in the locality. We have formed two teams to nab him.”
Mohan Gowda, the admin of the ‘Rajarajeshwari Nagar’ Facebook page, said, “A few days ago, a woman posted on the page that there was a suspicious person lurking near her house. After re-confirming, I shared the old post on Facebook to collect more information and also to create awareness. Later, another woman sent me a private message saying that a similar incident was reported near her house two weeks ago. Yet another woman said that the same sort of incident had taken place on Thursday.”
Another resident posted on the Facebook page saying, “A similar incident took place on February 19. He came to my home too and was wearing a lungi with a striped shirt. My mother saw him and shouted and then called the police but he escaped.”