On Friday evening, Delhi police arrested a merchant navy officer on charges of stalking and harassing five Delhi University students, reported the Asian Age. The course of arrest took place after one of the girls filed a complaint against him. On Saturday, a local court sent him to a three-day judicial custody.
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Resorted to stalking after an impromptu meet
According to the police, the man identified as Suraj Dey, 25, works as a senior officer with a Hong Kong-based merchant navy company. He is a resident of Amar Colony in New Delhi.
Chinmoy Biswal, DCP (Southeast) stated that Dey was immediately taken into custody after a complaint was filed against him. The police said that the investigation is underway and that further action against the accused will be taken after receiving any other further complaints.
As per the police’s statement, Dey had first met the complainant at a park months ago. He introduced himself as a merchant navy officer and told the girl that he was looking for a PG accommodation for his friend, following which the two exchanged their phone numbers.
Initial investigations have disclosed that after some weeks after exchanging numbers, Dey started messaging the girl on WhatsApp. He also approached her on social networking platforms and sent her friend requests. He later proposed the girl. However, she turned down his proposal. The accused then resorted to stalking.
The police revealed that Dey even threatened the girl with dire consequences.
In the complaint filed by the girl, she mentioned how, despite avoiding him from the beginning, he continued to stalk her. She even blocked his number and profile online, however, he continued to call her. The complaint also included how he sent her obscene messages from unknown numbers and harassed her. Also, he misbehaved with her when she confronted him.
The girl filed a police complaint against him at the Amar Colony police station. A case was registered under various sections of the IPC. Shockingly, the police investigation also found that the accused had been sending obscene messages to four more girls of the same college. As per the police sources, Dey used multiple phone numbers to harass the girls.
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Bhawana is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv