The Dharavi police arrested the caretaker of a nursing home for filming a 23-year-old woman while she was changing her clothes.
The police said the woman came to the nursing home with her mother to take an X-ray of her injured hip. The accused, identified only as Amit, told her she would have to change her clothes for the X-ray to be clear.
“The woman was wearing a shirt and jeans. Amit told her that her buttons would create a disturbance inside the machine. He sked her to change into a hospital gown,” said an officer from the Dharavi police station, who did not wish to be identified.
“The victim was suspicious the first time he asked her to change, but followed his instructions,” added an officer.
Amit switched on the video camera of his mobile phone and propped it up vertically inside the changing room.
He then made the woman change her clothes four times, claiming the X-ray wasn’t clear. This made her suspicious and she started searching the room.
“The woman found Amit’s mobile phone in the corner and saw that he had been recording her. She verbally abused and assaulted him. As he refused to tell her the password, she kept trying to unlock the phone herself. It subsequently got locked,” said an officer.
The police said the locked mobile phone has been sent to the forensic department.
The police said they are awaiting reports to ascertain whether the accused had recorded other women too.
The accused was booked under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced in a Kurla court and later granted bail.