IIT Bombay Student Arrested Over Accusation Of Placing Recording Device In Building Bathrooms

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A 34-year-old man pursuing higher education in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay was arrested for allegedly filming video’s of people bathing, the Hindustan Times reports.

Police said that they had charged Avinash Kumar Yadav, a resident from Thane, under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (any man who watches or captures the image of a woman engaging in a private act in circumstances where she would usually expect not being observed).

According to a Kapurbawadi police station official, a woman filed a complaint after she had found the smartphone on the window of her bathroom on Friday night (22 February), after which she alerted her husband and confiscated the phone, and saw him running from the place.


“The accused was nabbed by other residents. The mobile phone had clips of men and women, mostly residents of the same building, bathing,” the official added.

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