A local leader of the DYFI, the youth wing of the CPI(M) in Kerala, was arrested Thursday for allegedly placing a mobile phone inside the washroom of a Covid-19 care centre with the aim of taking pictures.
The incident was reported at Mulluvila in Thiruvananthapuram district. The mobile phone was discovered by a woman undergoing treatment at the Covid-19 care centre when she stepped into the washroom for a shower. She reported the matter to the care centre officials who in turn informed the local police.
Based on her complaint, the police began a probe and found that the phone belonged to 26-year-old Shalu, the president of the Chengal unit of the DYFI who had also been admitted to the care centre after testing positive for Covid-19.
In fact, he was due for release Thursday after testing negative. Following questioning, the accused was taken into custody by the police.
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