According to the tenant's version, when Lalit reached her house, she asked him to come inside the house and offered him a drink. Before Lalit could leave, the electricity went off and they both started talking to each other. At this, the landlord raised an alarm and called the police.
Since authorities were able to confirm that there was no power, police instead determined that the landlord was displeased by the single woman having a man in her abode, unescorted. He therefore sought to compound the offense by alledging that they were viewing pornography, a serious crime in this Indian state.
A single woman having a man, unescorted in her home though does constitute a crime in this conservative society.
''There was no question of (sic) [they were not watching] watching a movie because there was no power that time in the area. Yet, we brought Lalit to the Police Station and booked him under Section 109 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (relating to unmarried cohabitation). He was bailed out later. There has been no complaint from the woman's side,'' said Inspector Ajaib Singh, SHO, Police Station-34.
Police have also seized a number of CDs from the woman's house and would be scrutinising them.