Man peeping into IIT girls’ bathroom held | India News

MUMBAI: Powai Police on Tuesday arrested a 22-year-old IIT-Bombay canteen worker under contract in a case for allegedly viewing or taking pictures of a student bathing in a girls’ hostel. The incident happened last Sunday at Hostel 10, when defendant Pintu Gariya is said to have punched a drain on the first floor and forced female dormitories to shower through the bathroom window. The incident took place a day after students of Chandigarh University protested against allegations of undercover filming of women.
Gariya has been placed under IPC section for voyeurism (354-C). He will be brought before Andheri Metropolitan Magistrates Court on Wednesday. He has been working in the canteen for the past eight months. “Gariya was peeking through the window when the victim recognized him and alerted the inn authorities. He is under arrest and his cell phone has been seized. Powai Police will send cell phones to forensic lab as they did not find any recorded video,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone X) Maheshwar Reddy.
IIT-B authorities confirmed that the perpetrator, an employee of Hostel 10’s canteen, was taken away for questioning by the Mumbai police. .
“The incident happened on Sunday night, when the victim was alarmed after she noticed someone recording herself through a window in one of the bathrooms at H10 (the women’s hostel). She immediately reported the incident to the hostel board and the authorities, then there was a manual check of the canteen workers’ phones,” a student said.
The rapid response team, including the dean (student affairs), were also called to the dormitory, and deleted video was found on the phone of one of the canteen workers. The video was deleted before the accused was handed over to the police. One PINE TREE was filed and all the canteen staff were taken away for questioning by the police around midnight.
“An employee of the inn’s night canteen attempted to invade the personal space of female inn residents by climbing up a duct. An IIT-B spokesman said the investigation, including a cyber investigation, is being carried out by Mumbai police.
The institute, according to initial reports, was not aware of any footage shared from phones confiscated from the perpetrator. “The canteen was closed immediately, and will only reopen if the staff is exclusively for women. Holes in the conduit, which may have been used by the suspects, have been closed,” the spokesperson added.

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