Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-09-01 18:38 Mangaluru: Girl students worried about in Mangaluru lose sleep over are Mangaluru: The shocking discovery of a live mobile phone camera being discovered in the ladies washroom at Mangalore University, has not only led to grave concern and fear fear among female students that their photos or video clippings could be circulated via internet to different mobiles. The man who fixed the mobile phone in the toilet has inadvertently allowed his images being recorded by the phone. But the video clippings show a masked person, said University sources. But the students are deeply worried. “We are scared of entering washrooms in the colleges and university, as our pictures or video clippings could be recorded. This is very shameful,” said Soumya (name changed), a student. “I never expected people to stoop to such a cheap level that they record video and also take pictures of female students in the washroom. We can’t go to other washrooms as we fear that there could also some or the other instruments to record us,” another students said. The ladies toilet inside the Mangalore University is covered with big wooden planks. It was found that four holes had been drilled in the wooden plank and the mobile was placed very neatly inside the wooden plank. The mobile camera phone does not have a SIM card. It is also said that the miscreants could have shared the video clippings through wi-fi. The incident came to light when a student from Biochemistry department spotted the mobile camera fixed to a cardboard. She got suspicious and took a closer look. To her horror, she found that the mobile was wrapped in a paper and was painted in blue colour to camouflage it. She immediately brought her horrifying discovery to the notice of her department head. Sources in the varsity said the recording had two clippings each with 15 minutes duration. Considering the gravity of the discovery, the matter was discussed in the syndicate meeting. Vice Chancellor Byrappa said that the matter was being investigated by a committee headed by the Registrar. He revealed that there were complaints about a hidden camera in the toilet. However, surprisingly enough, the university authorities have not referred the case to cyber crime police. Instead, they have just treated it as a rourine complaint, ignoring the gravity of the issue.