Bengaluru: Guard sends lewd texts to teachers

Investigations revealed that the student had given his phone to a security guard, who was sending the messages.

Bengaluru: A student was detained by the Malleswaram police for allegedly sending objectionable text messages to lecturers of a private college. However, investigations revealed that the student had given his phone to a security guard, who was sending the messages.

Police said four lecturers of a private college were receiving messages like ‘I love you’, ‘I miss you’, ‘Are you free? Can we meet’, etc. One of the lecturers filed a complaint on Friday following which the police found out that SIM card was registered in a student’s name.

His address was also found and he was picked up for questioning. He had studied BA in the same college and enrolled for another course.

“He revealed that he has developed friendship with the security guard of the college. A week ago, the guard, Mahendra, had borrowed the phone from him saying he had some work and wanted to use internet in his phone. Even when the student was in our custody, the complainant was getting messages from that number. This confirmed that the student was not using the phone nor he was sending the messages. Mahendra has stopped coming to work and efforts are on trace him,” the police said.

The police have registered an FIR under Sec 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and other sections of the IPC.

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The woman, who had in a Facebook post accused a BMTC bus conductor and a driver of misbehaving with her, is yet to lodge a formal complaint and give her statement before the police.

The police said they had approached the woman but she is unwilling to pursue the case legally and admitted that she had made false allegations in the post.

“But we have asked her to give a written statement so that we can either investigate the case or drop it, as we have suo motu registered an FIR,” an official said.

The woman, who works in a software company located on Bannerghatta Road, has reportedly told the police that she would come along with her friend and give her statement in a day or two.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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