Mangaluru, Sep 11, 2016: It is stated that police find the going tough in cracking the case of the cellphone which was recently found inside a women’s washroom in Mangalore University’s bio-science department. The reason: The handset has changed hands several times in a short span.
The cellphone, which was found in the washroom of MU on August 24 by a female student, is now being examined at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Hyderabad. First it was sent to the State Forensic Science Laboratory in Bengaluru and as they needed better technology to crack the case, it was sent to Hyderabad.
"It is a baffling matter to find out the real culprit who kept the phone in the washroom, since it was use by so many people," said an investigation officer on condition of anonymity adding that the device is a second-hand phone.
Another hurdle for them is that after the last purchase, the person has used the phone without inserting a SIM card. "It would have been an easy task for police, had the phone been used on mobile network," pointed out the officer.
However, a source from the police department said that they have some clues about the pervert, who could have placed the camera in the washroom. Police had said that the culprit who placed camera had entered the bio-Science block as early as 5.30am. Clad in a white shirt, the culprit had covered his face. "We hope to arrest him in a couple of days," said the police officer.
The incident occurred recently, soon after which the university set up a four-member committee headed by Mustiary Begum, head of SPARSH (Sensitization, Prevention and Redressal of Sexual Harassment) to probe the incident reported to the authorities on August 24.