An aide of Congress’ Member of Parliament M I Shanavas was arrested on Friday on charges of voyeurism and trespassing into a house in Kozhikode. The arrested person, E Noushad, 32, was working as a driver for Shanavas, who represents Wayanad constituency in the Lok Sabha.
Charged under IPC sections of 354 (voyeurism) and 452 (trespassing into a house), Noushad was remanded in judicial custody by a magistrate court.
Police said Noushad had gone to a house in Kozhikode city on Thursday night and peeped into a women’s bathroom. However, his head got trapped in the grill of the bathroom ventilator. Later, local people noticed that the ‘Peeping Tom’ could not remove his head from the bathroom vent. Police was called to nab the youth. On Friday, his arrest was recorded and produced before a court, which remanded him in judicial custody.
Shanavas’s office in Kozhikode confirmed that the arrested person worked as a driver for the MP.
Two years back, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was forced to sack a person from the call centre at his office after charges of misbehaving with a woman complainant.
Earlier this year, Congress minister Aryadan Muhammed’s personal staff member was sentenced to life term for raping and murdering a woman at a Congress office in the minister’s constituency of Nilambur.