Chandigarh University witnesses a large-scale protest following the "leak" of obscene videos


The Chandigarh Police on Sunday arrested a woman student from Mohali for allegedly leaking objectionable videos of other students of a private university in the state.

A large number of students protested on the university campus late on Saturday night.

As per the report, one affected student collapsed and was rushed to the hospital.

An FIR has been registered in the case, said DSP Rupinder Kaur, adding that the accused student has been arrested.

Reacting to the incident, Punjab School Education Minister HS Bains appealed to Chandigarh University students to remain calm and assured them that the guilty won't be spared.

The ruckus ensued late Saturday night at the university after the woman student was confronted for making obscene clips of fellow hostel students, which surfaced on the internet.

As per reports, the woman student was allegedly making videos of her fellow hostel mates and sending them to a man in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, who uploaded them on the internet. Students were in a state of shock when clips of them having a bath surfaced online.

There were reports that a woman attempted suicide after the clips of them taking baths went viral. However, the police have dismissed the reports.

Earlier, there were reports that a few students attempted suicide following the incident. However, according to Chandigarh University's student welfare officer, no suicide was attempted. "Only one girl fainted. She was hospitalised and is now stable," the official said.

"The matter has been reported to the cyber crime branch," the official added.

However, Dr Arvinder Singh Kang, Director of Student Welfare, said that no such video was leaked. "But since students were not satisfied, we called the police," he added.

Further investigation is underway.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reacted to the news of the incident and called it "shameful". He appealed to the students to have courage and act with patience.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said a high level enquiry has been initiated into the matter. He said he is in touch with the administration and requested everyone to avoid rumours.

Meanwhile, Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati condemned the incident and said, "This is a serious matter, an investigation is underway. I am here to assure parents of all students that the accused won't be spared."

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