Two peeping Toms spy on Manipuri women, arrested

Two peeping Toms spy on Manipuri women, arrested

Two women from Manipur have alleged that their neighbours used to spy on them by forcing an opening in the window of their house in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur.

On the basis of the allegations, police have arrested two men on charges of stalking.
The victims work at a mall in Gurgaon and live in a rented house at Mahipalpur.

In their complaint to police, they claim that two men named Vikas and Johnny used to stare and follow them regularly in the area. They also used to knock on the main door of the house and run away before the door was opened.

“It is alleged that the two men also ogled the women through a hole drilled in the windows of the victims’ house,” a police officer said. The women came to know about the secret peephole late on Monday. And they decided to inform Vasant Kunj South police station.

Police recorded their statements and filed a case under section 354-D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code.

“The accused persons were arrested before they came to know about the complaint or try to escape from the area,” the officer added.

At present, police are probing if the peephole was being used to make video recordings of the women’s personal life.

Vikas and Johnny are relatives and hail from Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district. During interrogation, Vikas told police that he works with a five-star hotel near Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Johnny was unemployed and came to the capital recently in search of a job. Investigating officers have seized their mobile phones for further probe.