Woman doctor finds hidden cameras in bathroom, bedroom of her hospital quarter, files complaint
Source : with inputs
Pune: 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.
A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Bharti Vidyapeeth police station on Wednesday. Police are speculating that someone might have broken into her apartment and installed the cameras without her notice.
As per various media accounts, on Tuesday, the 30-year-old doctor found that the bulbs in her bedroom and bathroom of her shared quarters were not working. When an electrician unscrewed the bulbs, 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.
Senior police inspector Jagannath Kalaskar informed that another woman doctor shared the apartment with the complainant, but had left for duty even before the complainant left at 9 am on Tuesday.
"They are both resident doctors and lives in those official quarters. In the bulb inside their house, where they had been living, one of them saw something unusual. So, when she inspected further, there was new circuit attached to it. Even in our houses, if something new is installed, we will notice. We have started work on this and there will be detection soon," Rahul Patil, deputy commissioner of police, Zone-2 of Pune police told HT.
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.
Meanwhile, Deputy commissioner of police (Zone II) Sagar Patil told Times of India, "We are working on some clues after questioning a few people on the premises. Our investigation is on the right track and we will soon nab the culprit."
"We suspect the culprit must have entered the quarters sometime between Tuesday evening. We are trying to ascertain how the culprit gained access to the quarters. We cannot rule out the possibility of the culprit possessing a duplicate key," Kalaskar stated.
"The security guards manning the quarters did not notice anyone moving in a suspicious manner around the premises or any outsider entering the premises," Kalaskar added.
On the other hand, the hospital's deputy medical director informed that the administration has already cautioned all the staff living in the quarters asked them to use their own locks instead of the ones provided by the hospital.
"We have also ordered CCTV surveillance in the corridors and on the premises. There is adequate security deployed in the staff quarter areas," the deputy medical director told the daily.
The police are on a lookout for person or people who may have had access to the doctor's residence.