A camera was found hidden inside a washroom of the girls’ hostel of a private institute in Noida, triggering protests from students.
The spycam was found in the washroom of a room shared by three first-year students of JSS Academy of Technical Education in Noida.
Large groups of students gathered outside the campus at 9.30 am and continued to protest till evening on Thursday. They called off the protest after the college administration filed an FIR against four people.
The police said the incident came to light on Thursday morning when one of the students went to take a bath and found a light ‘blinking’ on the washbasin. When she went closer, she found a three-inches working camera placed above the basin.
“The girl broke the camera and destroyed the memory card. She reported the matter to the warden but her complaint was not addressed. All of us decided to protest till some serious action was taken by the college administration,” said Sonali, a third-year B.tech student.
Located at Sector 62, JSS Academy of Technical Education is affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Technical University and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi. Around 4,000 students study in the college, out of whom 900 are girls. Around 650 girl students avail of the hostel facility of the college.
A five-member internal committee was formed by the college to look into the matter. The warden is under the scanner after students complained about her lax attitude.
“We have formed a five-member internal committee. The chairman of the committee is a woman professor. The college does not support any such activity and stringent action will be taken against the accused,” said Dr T N Nagabhushan, principal of the college.
The Noida police have arrested a plumber, a house-keeper and two security guards.