Bengal man arrested for harassing Sachin's daughter

Wednesday 17th January 2018 05:48 EST

MUMBAI: Debkumar Maity, a 32-year-old man from West Bengal, has been arrested for allegedly harassing Sachin Tendulkar's daughter. He has called at least 20 times on the ex-cricketer's landline number since January 2, police said. He made obscene comments about Sara Tendulkar and even threatened to kidnap her.

Sachin had filed a complaint with the police after which the cyber cell of the Mumbai police traced the number to Mahishadal in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. The West Bengal police were informed and the man was arrested. The man has reportedly told the police that it was love at first sight for him. "I saw her on TV sitting at the pavilion during a match and fell in love...I want to marry her," Maity told police. Maity was brought to Mumbai for interrogation. According to police, Maity had proposed to the woman on phone and expressed his desire to marry her. "He threatened to kidnap her if she rejected his proposal," police said.

Maity is an artist, but isn't employed at present. His mother says that he has had a long history of mental illness, but is harmless. A medical investigation will be done to corroborate his family's claim. The police are now investigating how the man managed to get the Sachin's landline number.

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