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CrimeChandigarh University video scandal may involve fourth suspect

Chandigarh University video scandal may involve fourth suspect

Punjab Police has questioned Mohan (name changed), a youth who once worked in the university's mess, in connection with the being made in the Girls Hostel of Chandigarh University. Mohan earlier used to work in the hostel mess of Chandigarh University, but he left this job some time ago.

SP Intelligence (Ludhiana) Rupinder Kaur Bhatti of the SIT has questioned Mohan. The youth working in the mess of Chandigarh University was taken into custody. However, he was later released after questioning. What the suspect said during interrogation is not yet known. ADGP Gurpreet Dev is leading the SIT constituted in the case.

The police are still on the lookout for the fourth suspect who used to chat with the woman student using pictures to her into making videos of other women in the hostel. He is suspected to be the mastermind of the scandal. The police now rests on the forensic report.

So far, three people including the woman student have been arrested in the case. Yesterday, the three accused were produced in a court, after which all were sent on seven-day police remand.

As many as 33 or 60 videos — students’ accounts differ — of women using bathrooms of the Chandigarh University hostel have been found, say sources, while the police have not confirmed it. Police in Mohali have denied this. 

Police say that the suspect had recorded her alone and sent it to her boyfriend. Police have said that no other video of any other woman has been found in the investigation.

Earlier, the police had said that no of any other woman has been made.

Women students are also getting threatening messages on their mobile phones from different numbers. The woman who made the threat wrote in a chat, "Get my friend out of jail in two days or else wait and watch. I have your too."

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The recipient student said she did not know what viral the stranger was talking about. The woman said that she would complain to the police, and she would also have to stay in jail with her friend. The woman who had issued the threat deleted her chat after this, but the recipient had taken a screenshot of the chat by then.

Threatening messages are reaching other students of Chandigarh University as well.

While taking the accused on police remand, the police said that the dubious callers were using mobile phones from Gujarat and Mumbai as well. 
The police are yet to determine whether it is an inter-state gang in operation. 

The police said in the court that there could be a fourth suspect in the case, who was blackmailing the woman. He is yet to be arrested.

The counsel for the accused admitted in the court that the accused woman made a of another student using the washroom, but defending his client, the lawyer said that was not objectionable.

The police suspect the involvement of a fourth person in this case, who was blackmailing the prime accused.

Recently, a of a woman student was leaked from a hostel of Chandigarh University, a private sector varsity. Following the incident, there was a huge protest on the campus for two days. Women students alleged that a student living in her hostel made private videos of 60 women students and sent them to her boyfriend living in Shimla. 

The women allege further that some of those videos were uploaded on social media and pornographic websites.

The students' protests have dissipated, but the university remains closed till next Saturday. Many students from nearby cities and towns have gone to their respective homes.

According to the police, the rumour of about 60 videos showing women using hostel washrooms spread and caused panic among the students and protests took place in the university due to the “rumour”.

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