Hidden camera phone found at women's toilet in varsity

Hidden camera phone found at women's toilet in varsity

Hidden camera phone found at women's toilet in varsity

A hidden mobile camera was found inside a women’s toilet on Mangalore University campus. Though the camera was found on August 24, a case was registered in the Konaje police station only on Thursday after the news went viral on social media.

According to sources, a girl student noticed the hidden camera in the roof of the toilet on August 24. She immediately informed Bioscience Department faculty Dr Tharavathy N C, who in turn brought the matter to the notice of Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa. The VC asked Registrar  Lokesh K M to look into the matter.

Prof Lokesh had referred the matter to ‘Sparsh,’ a committee in the university that looks into issues related to girl students. The committee headed by Dr Musteri Begaum had reportedly submitted a report to the VC’s office on August 28. However, the VC had been to Delhi to attend a meeting on August 28. By the time he returned on August 31, the news had spread.

As the camera phone was ‘on’ when it was noticed by the student, it is suspected that the person might have placed it there just a few hours ago. It is also said that the phone was concealed in a paper and was painted so that it is not easily noticed.

When contacted, the Konaje Police Inspector Ashok said the university filed a complaint on Thursday night. The authorities handed over the phone and the power bank (battery) to the police.

There was no sim in the phone. 

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