Man held for shooting pornographic video in a toilet
After he was caught red-handed, he was thrashed and beaten up by the locals. He has been booked under section 354 C (voyeurism) of IPC and 66 E (violation of privacy) of the Information Technology Act
A 23-year-old youth was arrested by the Vakola Police, Santacruz East for allegedly videotaping a 20-year-old woman while she was using a public toilet in Vakola. He was then chased and beaten up by the public when the girl caught him red-handed and raised an alarm.
According to Vakola Police, the accused, who has been identified as Indrajeet Lakhan, a resident of Deepak Chawl in the Dhobi Ghat area of Vakola. The complainant is from a nearby district and had been staying in Mumbai with her family since last year.
At around 11:00 AM, the woman went to the public toilet in Vakola. The last woman toilet booth shared a wall with that of men’s. Lakhan allegedly slipped his mobile phone through a slight gap in the wall and started filming the woman. The woman heard some noise and saw a person’s hand and the mobile. She started shouting for help. Lakhan got out of the toilet and started running but was eventually chased down by the locals who had heard the commotion. He was beaten up by the locals and handed over to the police. The police said he was treated for minor injuries.
Lakhan’s phone has been handed over to the Police and has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory. The accused has been booked under section 354 C (voyeurism) of IPC and 66 E (violation of privacy) of the Information Technology Act. A police official from Vakola Police Station told that he was produced before the court and granted bail. If convicted, the accused can be imprisoned for three years or more.