Indian police arrest man for selling ‘sex lighter’


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — Police in southern India said they had arrested a man on Tuesday for selling adolescents a “sex lighter” that displays a nude woman when ignited. S. Sreejith, superintendent of police in Kottayam in India’s southeast coastal state of Kerala, said the arrest happened after a parent complained that a boy had given his daughter one of the lighters as a gift.

“When the lighter is lit, a nude picture of a lady pops up. The lighter was very popular among schoolchildren and was priced at 15 rupees (37 U.S. cents),” Sreejith said. “We could not identify the manufacturer of the lighter as there was no trademark,” he said.