A 24-year-old youth wanted by the police on charges of secretly planting his mobile phone inside the women’s toilet of a cashew factory at Perinad near here was found hanging from a tree near his house on Thursday.

It was in the evening on June 18 that a woman working at the cashew factory saw the mobile phone, with its video camera on, inside the toilet.

The woman raised an alarm and soon it was identified that the phone belonged to an employee of the factory. Though the workers detained him, he managed to escape with the help of the factory security employee. Both of them have been absconding since then.

An examination of the camera revealed that some women had been videographed.