Konaje police arrest Santhosh in Installing Mobile camera in University Toilet case
Mangaluru: The Konaje police have taken a student into custody in connection with the case of installing a mobile camera in the ladies toilet of the Mangalore University, said the police commissioner Chandra Sekhar in a press meet held at the commissioner’s office here on September 14.
The arrested has been identified as Santhosh (22), a resident of Sullia. He is pursuing MS in Marine Geology.
According to the police on August 24, a mobile camera was installed in the ladies toilet along with a power bank. On September 1, a case was registered in the Konaje police station. To nab the culprit we formed a special investigation team led by DCP crime Dr Sanjeev Patil and DCP L&O Shantharaju. The police inspector of Konaje Ashok and police constable Shivaprasad worked hard to nab the culprit.
Police commissioner further said that the police inspector of Konaje Ashok and Police-constable Shivaprasad played a vital role in the case. Around 82 suspects were interrogated and a through observation was done on the purchase of the mobile, power bank etc. CCTV footages of the shops and all the necessary technical information were collected. The Konaje police based on all the evidence arrested the accused Santhosh.
After the arrest, we have interrogated the accused and collected more information from him. The Konaje police team was given a cash reward and a letter of appreciation for their efforts in arresting the accused.
When asked about the involvement of more students, in this case, Chandra Sekhar said, “In this case, only one person is involved, he has a perverted mind because of which he had installed the camera. Through the investigation, we have realized that the same morning, the accused had installed the mobile camera in the ladies toilet. The investigation was very challenging. It was like finding a needle in the haystack. The police were busy finding the accused based on the ground level information. We compared the CCTV footages such as dressing style, walking style etc with the CCTV footage and nab the accused”.
Commissioner also said that for some time the accused was out of the campus.