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Koena Mitra gets lewd phone calls, files sexual harassment case

Koena Mitra has filed a police case after she received sexually explicit calls from a stranger.

bollywood Updated: Aug 02, 2017 11:25 IST

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Koena Mitra filed a complaint a stranger after receiving lewd phone calls.
Koena Mitra filed a complaint a stranger after receiving lewd phone calls.(Facebook)
         

Bollywood actor-model Koena Mitra has registered a case of sexual harassment against a stranger in Mumbai. A Mid Day report said that Koena received a call and a stranger asked her for a night out. The man kept calling her despite being rebuffed. Koena reportedly got calls from 40-50 unknown numbers over last one week. When she picked up one of the calls Saturday evening, the caller offered her money for a night out and even abused Koena, the report said. She then approached Oshiwara Police station and filed a complaint.

Hindustantimes

The tabloid quoted a cop as saying, “We have booked the caller under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC and are investigating the case further.”

Talking to India.com, Koena said that she is awaiting further action in the case. Talking about the harrowing experience, she said, “From July 24, I started getting calls from random numbers, many among them being Mumbai numbers too. They called me non-stop. I changed my handset too. Usually, I don’t take a call from an unknown number. But once I answered... he started talking nonsense and filth, it took me seconds to react. I was literally frozen. And after a few minutes, I was just angry and fired him. And after that, there was a marathon of calls. I was tired of answering the calls. A day later, he called again and I fired him and he abused me in Marathi.” When the calls didn’t stop coming, she decided to approach the police.

The 37-year-old actor began her tinsel town journey with a special song in Ram Gopal Varma’s Road (2009) called Khullam Khulla. She then appeared in several films including Heyy Baby, Apna Sapna Money Money and Musafir.

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First Published: Aug 02, 2017 11:04 IST

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