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Two Pune youth booked for filming minor girls in Khadki

Police inspector (crime) Ajit Lanke said that the FIR mentions the names of the two boys and forensic investigation into the case has revealed that they have committed the crime. “We have gathered the evidence against them and are on the lookout for the suspects. We will arrest them soon,” he said.

pune Updated: Jan 17, 2018 15:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Lanke further said that the police have booked them under Sections 354(c) (voyeurism), IT Act and relevant Sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act. He further explained that the victims were college students and the suspects are from Khadki.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Khadki police have booked two youths in connection with clicking nude pictures of two minor girls having bath. The FIR against the suspects was registered after a victim overheard the conversation of one of the suspects regarding clicking of their pictures while having bath, police said. The police have sent teams to nab the suspects who are said to have fled after the incident was reported to the police.

Police inspector (crime) Ajit Lanke said that the FIR mentions the names of the two boys and forensic investigation into the case has revealed that they have committed the crime. “We have gathered the evidence against them and are on the lookout for the suspects. We will arrest them soon,” he said.

Lanke further said that the police have booked them under Sections 354(c) (voyeurism), IT Act and relevant Sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act. He further explained that the victims were college students and the suspects are from Khadki.

Similar cases in the past

Hinjewadi police had arrested Kundan Ashte on the charges of filming his neighbour couple’s intimate moments using a selfie stick. An FIR was lodged against him on November 24, 2017 by the couple. Ashte had also sent a few clips of the private moments to the woman and demanded sexual favours from her. He was booked under Sections 354(c) of the IPC and Section 66 E of the Information Technology Act.

In April 2017, a 26-year-old woman working with a private company at the World Trade Centre (WTC) in Kharadi spotted a man hiding in the women’s loo and clicking pictures on his mobile phone. The man, who was later identified as a housekeeping employee, was immediately nabbed after the woman alerted the city police through Buddy Cop system started by Pune police commissioner Rashmi Shukla. The arrested person was identified as Rajkamal Rajbahadur Yadav (24) from Bihar. Chandannagar police arrested him on the charges of using criminal force over the woman with intent to outrage her modesty under Section 354 and also for indulging in voyeurism under Section 354 C of the IPC.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 15:34 IST