As a result, the victim received over 6,000 phone calls in five months from callers eager for some titillation.
The accused, identified as Mohit Kumar Verma, was arrested by Sion police for harassing her, a former fiancé, by calling her 150 times a day from 64 different mobile numbers. Since he was released from jail about five months ago, the girl has received around 6,000 phone calls, one of which was made by a constable attached to Lucknow police. Verma also calls her often to threaten her.
The 22-year-old girl said, “Verma has written down my number in several places like public buses and trains with the help of his friends. Since then, I have been getting calls from sex maniacs and once, even a police constable called me, calling himself Prithviraj Chavan. He later informed me that he got my number from a train.”
When the girl threatened the constable that his number was being traced, the cop – later identified as N A Sandeep – revealed that he belonged to the police force.
The victim’s father said, “My daughter has been getting calls from places like Amritsar, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. This is all because of her former fiancé Verma, who has displayed her mobile number in public places. On June 2, the day of my daughter’s marriage, the accused called her, me and my son, threatening that if we didn’t stop the ceremony, she would suffer.”
The victim’s father has been pleading with the accused and his father to let her daughter live in peace.
Advocate Jyoti Vaity, who has been assisting the public prosecutor in the case, said, “He should be punished severely and he needs to be arrested again because he is misusing the bail facility provided to criminals.”
Advocate Ashok Sahani added, “People like this should not be spared at any cost because they are responsible for making society difficult for girls.”