A 32-year-old man from West Bengal has been arrested as he has been alleged of stalking and harassing legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara.
The man is identified as Debkumar Maity and reports suggests that he 20 calls to Tendulkar’s residence and passed inappropriate comments about Sara and even threatened to kidnap her.
As quoted in India Today, Debkumar told police, “I saw her on tv sitting at the pavilion during a match and fell in love…I want to marry her. I fetched the landline number of Tendulkar and have called on it some 20 times…Have never seen her in person.”
He is likely to be presented before Haldia court and will be then taken to Mumbai on transit remand.
The harasser’s family has also asserted that the man is mentally unstable. The accused is unemployed and a college dropout. Debkumar’s relatives say he has had a long history of mental illness.
Police have recovered a diary from Deb’s house where he had dashed off Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter’s name proclaiming her as his wife.
But how he got the landline number of Tendulkar’s residence remains a mystery and will be investigated by the cops.
A medical investigation will also take place which will determine if the man is mentally unstable or not.
Sara Tendulkar had earlier lodged a complaint against the harasser at the Bandra police station a while ago after which the cops swung into action.
The cops tracked the man down using the location of nearby telephone towers from where he used to make the calls to Sara. He even proposed marriage to Tendulkar’s daughter.