According to police sources, Maity, a Class 12 dropout, is said to be mentally unstable and currently unemployed.
Mumbai: The Mumbai police arrested a 32-year-old man from West Bengal on Sunday for allegedly stalking and harassing batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara (20).
Mr Tendulkar’s personal assistant had registered a complaint with the Bandra police after the Tendulkar household kept receiving calls on the landline, where the accused, Debkumar Maity, allegedly made lewd comments about Ms Tendulkar and threatened to abduct her.
Responding to the complaint, the police traced the number to West Bengal’s Midnapore district, and sent a team of five policemen to arrest Maity. He will be brought to Mumbai soon.
According to police sources, Maity, a Class 12 dropout, is said to be mentally unstable and currently unemployed. They added that Sara herself had never spoken to him as she is studying abroad.
A police officer on the condition of anonymity said, “The police already had the number, and hence tracking his address and arresting him was no big task. A police team from Mumbai got in touch with Midnapore’s local police and arrested Maity from his residence on Saturday.”
He will be brought to Mumbai after being produced in West Bengal’s Haldia Court, and a transit remand is obtained. The police team will reach Mumbai with Maity by Monday afternoon. A medical investigation will also take place, which will determine if the man is mentally unstable or not.
The Bandra police has booked Maity under Section 354(D), 507 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code, which pertain to stalking, criminal intimidation by anonymous communication and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.