A plush cafe in Pune, Maharashtra became famous on the internet overnight, but for the wrong reasons. Cafe BeHive located in the Hinjewadi area of Pune has been in the news ever since a woman visitor took to social media to narrate how she discovered a hidden camera inside the ladies washroom of the cafe.
One Nandini Dhingra took to her Instagram account to share her ordeal sharing an image of the hidden camera that she located inside Cafe BeHive’s washroom on November 3.
She wrote, “So we went to this place called BeHive Cafe in Pune. We found a camera fitted inside a women’s washroom. On addressing this issue to management, they asked us to wait outside and the camera was gone within 10 minutes.”
The woman alleged that while she questioned the management, they attempted to bribe her: “Complaining to management was of no use it seems because excellent staff there kept on making excuses about finding culprit and the phone camera but no efforts were made. On being repeatedly asked and ruckus been made in the cafe, the manager tried to bribe us by saying, ‘What do you guys want?’ The phone and the culprit dammit! Excellent support Behiveindia.”
The women also wrote that the cafe got her reviews deleted from Zomato without her permission. “This has gone to the next level. I request all of you not to ignore this message and create awareness on social media,” urged the victim.
This news created a flutter on social media with angry Twitter users criticising the cafe and questioning the safety of women in such cafes. Bollywood actor Richa Chadha calling it the limit of perversion asked others to retweet this message widely and urged that the perpetrators should be immediately brought to book.
Have deleted my previous tweet, as someone pointed out a mistake. Behive, Hinjewadi was filming women in the ladies toilet. This is the limit of perversion. They have to be brought to book. RT widely. @PuneCityPolice pic.twitter.com/sPW7lWLSYS
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 6, 2019
Few angry Netizens reprimanded Zomato for deleting the review without the woman’s prior consent and asked them to blacklist the cafe immediately.
#behiveindia #behivepune #shameonyou #Zomato @ZomatoIN how low can you go? How dare you delete her review without conforming with her? How dare you not blacklist this restaurant from your godforsaken app? pic.twitter.com/cZBNc7HLB1
— Akanksha Parth (@fashionosh) November 4, 2019
We have got in touch with @PCcityPolice to look into this as it’s in there jurisdiction. They will certainly do the needful and take necessary action.
— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) November 6, 2019
Meanwhile, the Pune Police taking cognizance of the issue Tweeted that since this matter falls under the jurisdiction of Pimpri Chinchwad Police, they have been informed and necessary action would be taken soon.