Filmed in changing room at GK shop, claims woman
New Delhi: Delhi Police registered an FIR against the owner of a shop in Greater Kailash I after a woman complained that she was filmed on CCTV inside the store’s changing room. The case was registered at the GK-I police station.
The 27-year-old woman told the cops that she was shopping for lingerie and had gone into the store in M Block market on August 31 around afternoon. There were no others in the shop apart from the 4-5 shop staff. After checking out various items, the woman wanted to try on some and was directed to a room at the back of the shop where the owner was sitting.
The woman said that she tried on different sets in the 10 minutes she spent there before the woman staffer ur
The woman said when she was asked to shift to another changing room, she noticed a CCTV camera focused on the spot where she was trying out the items
gently knocked on the door and requested her to move to another room. “I was half clothed then, but she insisted that I step out and go to the adjacent changing room. I managed to pull on some clothes and walked to the other room when I noticed a CCTV camera focused on the spot where I had been trying out the items,” she said.
The woman confronted the shop owner, who took the matter casually. When she asked him to delete the footage, he said he did not know how to operate the camera. The shopper raised a hue and cry, and the man called his son, who fiddled with the device and said the footage was deleted.
“I felt shocked and violated and left the shop. After gaining some composure, I returned and demanded that the owner run the footage to confirm the clip had been deleted. I also demanded a written apology,” the woman said. “But the man had roped in other shop owners by then. I was alone and was asked to accept an apology.”
Later she called the cops and a team from the GK police station reached the spot.
They seized the camera and footage. An FIR under IPC Section 354 C (voyeurism) was registered on September 3 after an inquiry and the questioning of the employees and owner. Police said arrests would be made once culpability was established.