Increasing cases of crime tend to shock us. A railway ticket checker was arrested by the railway police after he was caught filming a woman passenger while she was using the restroom during the journey, as per the reports of a leading daily. The 26-year-old TTE is claimed to have used his mobile phone to record the women inside the restroom by placing the camera near the windowpane of the restroom.
According to media reports, the Arakonnam police have arrested the man under IPC sections 354-C (voyeurism) and 354-D (stalking), Section 4 (Penalty for harassment of woman) of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act, and sections 66-B (punishment for dishonestly receiving stolen communication device) and 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the IT Act. The incident is reported to have happened when the woman, studying in a private engineering college in Coimbatore, was on her way to Chennai. On Thursday morning, when she went to the restroom to relieve herself, she noticed that someone was recording her from the window.
Shocked by it, she immediately rushed out of the restroom and alerted other passengers. They confronted the TTE and forcibly took his phone from him, media reports assert. The phone was found to have several other such videos of women using the restroom. He is alleged to have stood by the footboard of moving trains and recorded women inside restrooms by placing the camera near the window. The man has been identified as S Meganathan from Sooramangalam in Salem city.