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Mumbai: Peeping Tom doctor films colleagues in bath, held

Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 10:59am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

A 27-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from Bombay Hospital at Marine Lines has been arrested for allegedly filming at least two of his female colleagues in the shower. The doctor has been identified as Yash Shah, a Pune resident .

The doctor, who was arrested on Tuesday night, was caught when a woman doctor, who was taking a bath on the seventh floor of the doctors’ quarters, noticed a cell-phone camera panning in her direction over the weekend, said an official of Azad Maidan police station.

Senior inspector Narendra Singh of Azad Maidan police station said two women doctors from Bombay Hospital had approached them to lodge a complaint. “Shah’s phone was perched atop a partition wall and the recording was on while this woman doctor was taking a bath,” said Singh.

The bathroom area, said the police officer, is a common one. The two bathing areas are separated by a partition wall which has a small ledge-like space just beneath the ceiling of the bathroom.

According to the lady doctor, Shah had the filming was been done very discreetly. ”She got out of the bath and waited right outside the door of the bathroom and caught Shah just as he was stepping out,” said a police officer.

A criminal offence has been lodged against Shah who has been charged with insulting the modesty of a woman under the Indian Penal Code besides sections of the Information Technology Act.

Singh said that Shah had filmed the women on two different occasions. A magistrate’s court on Wednesday granted him bail.

Spokesperson for Bombay Hospital, Dr Sagar Sakle, refused to comment. “It’s a highly sensitive and confidential matter. It would not be right for me to comment before the police wrap up their investigation,” said Dr Sakle.

Caught in the act
Recently, a 27-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly peeping from above the partition wall of a ladies’ toilet at a lawyer’s office in Colaba. The accused, Sunil Gorule, was arrested after a woman caught him red-handed and lodged a complaint against him.

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