Mangalore City police on Wednesday arrested a second year MSc student of the Mangalore University in connection with a voyeurism case that was filed fourteen days ago by the students of the same university.
The accused, 22-year-old Santhosh was suspended from the university following the arrests, said KM Lokesh, registrar of the university.
According to The Times of India report, Santhosh allegedly kept a cell phone in live-recording mode in the ladies’ washroom in the bio-science department inside the campus.
While the phone was found by the student on August 24, the complaint was filed at the police station only a week later. The university had constituted an expert committee to investigate the issue.
Santhosh was specialising in marine geology and hailed from Sullia. He was also a topper in his course.
The police reportedly got a clue from a picture clicked from the camera of the phone that was placed in the washroom. The picture was of the shop from where Santhosh purchased the phone, which he forgot to delete.
"We got more and more clues during investigation and were able to zero in the accused."
The police said that Santhosh’s gait and dress sense gave him away.
"Santosh had a unique walking style and had a peculiar sense of dressing for a student, where he would always show his vest with top two buttons of his shirt unbuttoned."
The police added that Santhosh took a long leave following the incident. He reportedly fled to Bengaluru and planned to escape to Delhi. However, he couldn’t leave for Delhi as there was unrest in Bengaluru.