Having a profile picture on WhatsApp trapped men who harassed women in Bengaluru
news Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 2014 | 08:44 am IST Six people were arrested on Tuesday in Bengaluru for harassing a group of women on MG Road on Saturday night. The women captured the incident on their cellphone which helped the police nab the men. But the way the police zeroed in on the culprits could easily make for one episode of a crime show. The police began their search based on the video and photographs of the men taken by the women. One of the men was attending a call during the incident, and the police got the timing of the call based on the timestamp on the photographs. The police zeroed in on 60 numbers after getting records for that specific time from the cellphone tower from which the man's phone would have bounced its signal off. The next puzzle was to find that one number of the culprit from the 60. According to a Bangalore Mirror report, the police then added all the numbers on WhatsApp, and started going through the profile pictures of each of the people hoping to find that one culprit. One of the pictures did match with that of the culprit and the police tracked his number and caught him along with the other five men. Read: Why 2014 is not a good year for The Times of India Read: I am a woman, but here is why I chose to fight for men
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