A resident of Bandra named Jahiruddin Edrisi was harassing a woman journalist for the past 2 months by making random video and WhatsApp calls as well as sending abusive online messages when she ignored them.
The 27-year old hawker from Behrampada, Bandra was arrested on Saturday for making video & WhatsApp calls to the 36-year-old woman journalist for over 2-months, the Malabar Hill police said.
Initially, he would make WhatsApp & video calls to her, when she ignored them, he started sending her messages whenever he saw her online. When the women started ignoring the messages as well, he started sending her obscene pictures. Fed up with the continuous harassment, the woman approached the Malabar Hill police station to raise a complaint.
“Jahiruddin Edrisi had dared the complainant to file a police case and even threatened to reach out to her residence if she did not answer him. After she filed a complaint, we used technical details to nab Edrisi,” an official said.
The man was booked under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code as well as provisions of the Information Technology Act.
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