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Indian-origin tutor jailed for taking upskirt videos of women in Singapore

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man has been jailed for six months for taking upskirt videos of nearly 60 women in public places, a media report said Saturday.

india Updated: May 23, 2015 12:51 IST

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man has been jailed for six months for taking upskirt videos of nearly 60 women in public places, a media report said Saturday.

The accused, Nantha Kumar Palakrishnan, would put his iPhone 4 with its camera facing up inside his laptop bag, on top of some books, to shoot videos of women.

With the camera in recording mode, he would then surreptitiously place the unzipped bag on the floor behind unsuspecting women, The Straits Times reported.

He took to taking such videos after watching such clips on the Internet in June 2013. Between July and August of the same year, he targeted women at popular shopping areas and subway stations.

However, Nantha, a part-time tutor, was caught at a shopping mall on August 26 of that year by a male colleague of one of his victims, when he was caught placing a bag behind her and adjusting it.

Nantha apologised but the man opened the bag and found the phone inside it on the recording mode.

Police were called in and a further check on the phone showed Nantha had stocked such footage of several women including the victim from that day.

Police raided his apartment the next day and seized a laptop that was also found full of such videos.

Nantha was charged Friday in a court with 59 counts of insulting the modesty of the women he had filmed. Eight of the charges were proceeded with.

District Judge Adam Nakhoda said there were "multiple aggravating factors", as the accused had committed many offences within the span of a month.

He added that the accused's deeds involved an amount of planning and premeditation, and he was aware that his actions were wrong.

Nantha could have been jailed up to one year, fined, or both for each charge, the report said.