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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.


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, 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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