Neurologist Lecturer arrested for allegedly installing Spy Cameras in Lady Doctors Quarter
Pune: Soon afterwards a woman doctor from Dhankawdi filed a complaint about hidden cameras in the bathroom and bedroom of her quarter, the Bharti Vidyapeeth police has arrested a 42-year-old neurologist and also a lecturer at a city-based medical college in the matter on Monday.
The suspect, a resident of Sinhagad Road, has a post-graduate degree in Neurology and he works as a consultant neurologist at several hospitals, apart from running his own clinic. Following the arrest on Monday, the doctor was produced before a court on Tuesday. He allegedly confessed his crime during the investigation, adds Indian Express.
After the initial investigation Police have come to know that the accused doctor had known the two women doctors for the past two years in a professional capacity. However, he allegedly started stalking the complainant's colleague for the past few months without her knowledge.
Police are investigating how the accused neurologist got access to the residence of the women doctors or whether he used a duplicate key or there were any security lapses in the quarter.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that a woman doctor associated with a private hospital in Dhankawdi recently filed a complaint with the police after she found wireless spy cameras inside the light bulb holders in her bedroom and bathroom of the official accommodation provided to her by the facility.
When the 30-year-old doctor found that the bulbs in her bedroom and the bathroom of her shared quarter were not working she called an electrician. To fix the problem, the electrician unscrewed the bulbs, and he found wireless spy cameras in the holders. The cameras had battery backup and were installed with memory chips. When found, the doctor immediately reported it to the police.
A case under the provisions of the Information Technology Act and under Section 443 (house-trespass) of the Indian Penal Code was registered and investigation has been initiated.
''The accused doctor is a neurologist lecturer at a city-based medical college,'' said Jagannath Kalaskar, senior police inspector, Bharti Vidyapeeth police station told PTI.
''During the investigation, we zeroed in on the neurologist, an MD, who was detained on Monday evening. He has been remanded to police custody for two days,'' Kalaskar added.
"The suspect and the two women doctors are colleagues at a medical college in Dhankawadi and knew each other," Kalaskar told the Times of India.
Giving more details regarding the case, Kalaskar further said, "The suspect has been stalking the complainant's colleague for the past few months without her knowledge and thus installed the spy cameras."
Meanwhile, speaking to Indian Express, the investigating officer of the case said, "Our probe revealed that there were two hidden cameras. One in the bedroom and the other in the bathroom of the accommodation. We narrowed down on the suspect after a subsequent probe based on technical analysis, and placed him under arrest. He has confessed to the crime during his interrogation."