Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara allegedly harassed, Midnapore man arrested
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Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara allegedly harassed, Midnapore man arrested

Debkumar Maity, arrested in East Midnapore district in Bengal told the police that he had seen Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara in Mumbai and collected her number through one of his relatives.

cricket Updated: Jan 08, 2018 11:20 IST
Koushik Dutta
Koushik Dutta
Hindustan Times, Midnapore
Sachin Tendulkar,Sara Tendulkar,Rajya Sabha
Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara Tendulkar (extreme right) at the wedding reception of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma in Mumbai on December 26, 2017. (PTI)

Police arrested a man at Mahishadal in East Midnapore district on Sunday morning for allegedly harassing and threatening to kidnap Sara Tendulkar, the daughter of former India cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar.

The arrest was made by a team of Mumbai police in coordination with East Midnapore district police authorities. The name of the arrested person is Debkumar Maity, who is 32.

The Mumbai police team, which got a transit remand from a lower court at Haldia, is taking him to Mumbai for further investigation.

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Bhimsen Gaikowar, a member of the Mumbai police team who came to Mahishadal to arrest Maity told Hindustan Times that Maity had made several phone calls to Sara Tendulkar proposing her.

“He also made several lewd comments during his phone calls and even went to the extent of threatening to kidnap her if she rejected his proposal of marriage,” Gaikowar said. The phone calls were made to the landline number at Tendulkar’s residence.

A complaint in this regard was filed at the Bandra police station in Mumbai. “We tracked the number, contacted West Bengal police and finally arrested him on Sunday,” Gaikowar said.

Debkumar, a class XII dropout, is known as an artist in the area.

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Kanak Maity, the mother of the accused, and Rajkumar, his brother, claimed that Debkumar has been suffering from mental depression for the last few months and was also undergoing treatment. “Due to the loss of mental balance, he had done such an act,” Rajkumar said.

Debkumar, meanwhile, told the police that he had seen Sara in the pavilion of a cricket stadium in Mumbai and collected the number through one of his relatives. Admitting that he had made several calls, Debkumar argued that there was nothing wrong in his desire to marry Sara. Asked if he knew Sachin Tendulkar, the accused smiled and said, “He is my father-in-law.”

First Published: Jan 07, 2018 15:39 IST