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Deaf and mute man held for making ‘obscene’ video calls to women


A 27-year-old man, suffering from speech and hearing impairment, was today arrested by the city police for allegedly making video calls posing in the nude to two women.

Like the accused, the complainant women too are deaf and mute.

Amol Gaikwad, who works in a hotel, was arrested from Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, said Jitendra Singh, Superintendent of Police, Indore Cyber Cell.

Two hearing- and speech-impaired women had lodged a complaint last month that an unidentified man, posing stark naked but for a mask on the face, was making video calls to them through WhatsApp and Emoji applications.

“We zeroed in on Gaikwad and with the help of sign language experts, questioned him,” the SP said.

He admitted to have made obscene video calls to the complainants after getting their numbers from a WhatsApp group of mute and deaf persons, Singh said.

Gaikwad has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and Information Technology Act, and further probe is on, the SP said.

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