A guy from Pune was detained after reportedly making lewd video calls to 40 or more females. After receiving a complaint from a 35-year-old Malad woman, police in Pune arrested the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Jyotiram Baburao Mansule.
The woman received a nude video call last month. Malad police said that after the victim hung up, the caller sent her WhatsApp messages asking whether she recognized him.
The woman complained to her husband and the police about the incident.
On thursday, the criminal was caught after police listened to the conversation and found out where he was.
Mansule, who dropped out of school, now works as a delivery guy with the online retailer Flipkart. After the death of his parents, he and his older brother left the Latur area and moved to Pune.
“Mansule would find job or recruitment community groups on Facebook, and from there, he would learn about WhatsApp groups of hundreds of people looking for jobs. He would join such groups and then make random obscene video calls to members who displayed pictures of women,” Rajan Adane, a senior inspector, said, as per a report in Hindustan Times.
“During questioning, he said he would get pleasure by making obscene video calls. We have seized his mobile phone and learned that he recently made obscene video calls to over 40 women,” Dhiraj Waykos, police sub-inspector, said and added that his mobile phone is vital evidence in the case.
“Only one woman has come forward and filed the complaint so far. Most of the victims preferred blocking his number and chose not to pursue the matter legally,” Adane added.
On Friday, a municipal court remanded Mansule to judicial custody.
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