Man held for harassing ex-cricketer's daughter over phone

Man held for harassing ex-cricketer's daughter over phone

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A 32-year-old man was arrested from West Bengal for allegedly harassing a former cricketers 20-year-old daughter over phone, police said today. The accused, identified as Devkumar Mitti, allegedly made several calls to the lanlline number of the ace cricketer, a resident of suburban Bandra, in December last year, a police official said. Mitti would tell the cricketers domestic help who attended the calls that he would kidnap the young woman and marry her, he said.

According to the official, the accused used to tell the domestic help that he had seen the cricketers daughter on television, and used to pass lewd comments about her. As per preliminary investigation, Mitti, a school dropout, got the cricketers landline number from Internet, the official said. A case was registered a few days back after the cricketers manager approached the police. During investigation, police traced the callers location to West Bengal and dispatched a team that arrested him yesterday.

Confirming the development, DCP, Zone IX, Paramjit Singh Dahiya said Mitti was picked form Midnapore district. He was being brought to Mumbai. Mitti has been booked under sections 354 D (offence of stalking), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC, the DCP said, adding that further investigation is on.

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