A 32 year old man who has been stalking and harassing Sara Tendulkar daughter of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was arrested on Sunday at Mumbai. It is alleged that this man made 20 phone calls to Tendulkar’s residence, made obscene comments and even threatened to kidnap the young girl. Sara had subsequently lodged a complaint with the police.
The man has been identified as Debkumar Maity from Midnapore, West Bengal. The police had been able to track the culprit using the location of nearby telephone towers. The accused said that he had never met Sara or seen her in person but had fallen in love with her after watching her on TV sitting in a pavilion during a match. He then got hold of Tendulkar’s number and called there several times. The police are investigating how he managed to get hold of this telephone number.
According to reports, however, Debkumar is mentally ill. His relatives said that Debkumar had been undergoing treatment for mental illness for about eight years and has been harassing his parents.