Udupi College Hidden Camera Inside Washroom : “Video Made For Fun, Later Deleted” : Report
Written by keerthiga Published on Jul 26, 2023 | 01:06 AM IST | 292
Udupi district in Karnataka was recently in the midst of rumors circulating on social media about a hidden camera being placed in a private college’s washroom by female students of a particular community. The Udupi district police swiftly addressed the issue, urging the public not to believe in the unverified information being shared on social media platforms. Superintendent of Police Hakay Akshay Machhindra clarified that there was no evidence or report of such an incident. Additionally, the college management took disciplinary action against the students involved in bringing mobile phones to college, and the matter was further investigated by the police. This article aims to shed light on the incident, the response from the authorities, and the importance of verifying information before spreading it on social media.
Superintendent Hakay Akshay Machhindra addressed the public, informing them that the police department had no information about any hidden camera video being circulated. The rumors linking the alleged incident in Udupi with other issues from different places were creating confusion among the public. He assured the public that the purported video had not been circulated, and if anyone comes across such a video, they should bring it to the notice of the authorities. The police also visited a Twitter user, Rashmi Samant, to verify the authenticity of a tweet spreading rumors about students from a particular community. However, since there was no concrete evidence, the police did not register any formal complaint.
The college management promptly took action upon learning about the incident. An inquiry was conducted, and students involved were suspended as part of disciplinary action for bringing mobile phones to college, which violated the college rules. The director of the college, Rashmi Krishna Prasad, informed the media that an investigation was carried out in the presence of parents of the students involved. The students admitted that the video was made for fun and later deleted, with no intention of circulation. They apologized for their actions, and the matter was handed over to the police, who received the mobile phones of the students for further investigation.
Udupi MLA Yashpal Suvarna expressed concern over the incident and urged the police to take suo motu action against the students who allegedly placed hidden cameras in the washroom. He believed that the actions of these three students brought disrepute to the district, known for its educational institutions. While the police did not register a suo motu case due to lack of concrete evidence, MLA Suvarna plans to raise the matter with the chief minister and home minister to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident.
This incident highlights the crucial need for verifying information before sharing it on social media platforms. Rumors can spread rapidly and cause unnecessary panic and fear among the public. It is essential to rely on credible sources and official statements from the authorities to avoid misinformation and confusion. The police’s swift response in clarifying the situation and urging caution should serve as a reminder to the public to verify facts before sharing any content on social media.
Source: Indian Express
The incident of alleged hidden cameras in a college washroom in Udupi caused a stir on social media platforms. However, the Udupi district police and the college management took prompt action to dispel the rumors and conduct a thorough investigation. As responsible citizens, it is crucial to verify information before sharing it on social media, to prevent the spread of misinformation and maintain a sense of security and trust in society. The case serves as a reminder of the importance of exercising caution while engaging with online content and relying on official sources for accurate information.
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