Massive protest in Chandigarh University after videos of girls showering 'leaked'

Published on Sep 18, 2022 08:51 AM IST

SSP Mohali said to ANI that there was no incident of an attempt of suicide after the videos of the girls were leaked. Punjab minister, state women commission have assured that the guilty will not be spared.

A student of Chandigarh University has been arrested for allegedly leaking 60 videos of hostel girls bathing. 
A student of Chandigarh University has been arrested for allegedly leaking 60 videos of hostel girls bathing. 
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

A massive protest broke out at the Chandigarh University campus post-midnight after the videos of around 60 girls taking baths in the hostel were leaked. Police reached the spot and arrested a girl student who allegedly made those videos and sent them to a boy in Shimla, who shared those on social media. A case has been registered against the accused girl under Sections 354 c of IPC and IT act at the Gharuan police post. The accused is a first-year MBA student, police said.

Education minister Harjot Singh Bains urged the protesting students to remain calm. "It’s a very sensitive matter & relates to dignity of our sisters & daughters. We all including media should be very very cautious, it is also test of ours now as a society," he tweeted.

Hundreds of students came out on the campus on Saturday night after talks with the authorities apparently failed. Several social media posts are doing the rounds claiming that the university authorities were trying to cover up the incident.

Police denied any incident of death, injury or attempt to suicide in the aftermath of the video leak. “It's a matter of a video being shot by a girl student & circulated. FIR has been registered in the matter and the accused student has been arrested. No death reported related to this incident. As per medical records, no attempt (to commit suicide) reported,” Mohali SSP Vivek Soni said.

An unverified video of the girl who made the videos and leaked them is also going viral where she confessed her crime. Some insiders claimed the accused was demanding money from the girls.

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    Hillary Victor is a Principal Correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Chandigarh administration, municipal corporation and all political parties.

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