IIT-Bombay Student Arrested In Thane For Allegedly Filming Women Bathing

Thane-resident Avinash Kumar Yadav has been 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.

IIT-Bombay Student Arrested In Thane For Allegedly Filming Women Bathing

The man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly filming people bathing. (Representational)

Thane:

A 34-year-old man pursuing higher education from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay was on Saturday arrested for allegedly filming people bathing, the police said.

Thane-resident Avinash Kumar Yadav has been 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.

"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 station official said.

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

Highlights

  • A woman said she found a cellphone on bathroom window while bathing
  • The 34-year-old man was nabbed by nearby residents
  • His phone had clips of men and women, mostly from same building, bathing
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