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Indian held for filming roommate

world Updated: Oct 01, 2010 02:00 IST
Indian-origin student

An Indian-origin student at a US university has been charged with illegally filming his roommate having sex and posting the images on internet, a report said on Thursday.

Dharun Ravi of Rutgers University has been charged by the Middlesex county prosecutor’s office with invasion of privacy for allegedly placing a camera inside the victim’s dorm room, New York Post said.

The victim allegedly committed suicide after learning that images of him with a man had been streamed on the Internet. Ravi and another student used the camera to transmit a live image, said the prosecutor.