The photo of the duo Tarannum put up on Twitter.(Twitter)
The photo of the duo Tarannum put up on Twitter.(Twitter)

Bikers chase Mumbai woman at night, make lewd gestures; cops ensure she reaches home safe

The caller from Mumbai police control room directed Asira Tarannum to take a route towards the next checkpoint. “They also called me thrice to check if I had reached home safely,” she said
By Farhan Shaikh | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2017 11:41 AM IST

Just a week after a fashion designer was stalked by a techie, who chased her in a car and landed up at her doorstep in the middle of the night, another chilling case of stalking has emerged from the city. A 25-year-old journalist was chased by two men on a bike for almost 3km in Andheri on late Wednesday night.

Recounting the harrowing experience, Asira Tarannum spoke to Hindustan Times on Friday and narrated how she was harassed on her way back home from an assignment, at 1am on Friday.

She was at Chitrakoot Grounds in Andheri (West), from where she got into an autorickshaw, and the two men started riding their scooter next to her vehicle. While one of them made lewd gestures at her, the other one asked her to accompany them. Tarannum said even as she warned them about calling the police, they continued their chase.

“They were constantly trying to stop my auto. I clicked their photo and calling 100… I immediately received a call back from the police,” said Tarannum.

The duo did not appear drunk, the woman said, but instead laughed even as she clicked their photo.

Meanwhile, the caller from the Mumbai police control room directed Tarannum to take a route towards the next police checkpoint.

The journalist said that even the auto driver initially indulged her harasses by conversing with them, but once she threatened him with police action, he sped ahead.

Spotting a nakabandi near Juhu Circle, the men took a diversion and fled towards Vile Parle, she said.

“The police called me thrice to check if I had reached home safely. A lot of times, women do not speak about such issues and that is why these people go scot-free,” said Tarannum. She even posted photos of the duo on social media, requesting people to help her identify them.

The police have registered a case against the unidentified duo under Section 354d (stalking) of the IPC.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
The I-T department conducted raids on properties of Anurag Kashyap and Tapsee Pannu on Wednesday.
The I-T department conducted raids on properties of Anurag Kashyap and Tapsee Pannu on Wednesday.

650 crore discrepancy found in accounts: I-T department

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:38 AM IST
  • The statement added that evidence of cash receipts by the actress amounting to 5crore has also been recovered.
Close
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra: Power tariff for residential consumers to reduce from April 1

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:28 AM IST
Amid the government’s back and forth on resolving the issue of inflated power bills during lockdown, tariffs for residential consumers across utilities will reduce by 0-2% on an average starting April 1.
Close
 (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Covid vaccination phase 3: 16K get 1st shot in Mumbai on Thursday

By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The 19 private hospitals participating in the vaccination drive administered shots to 4,128 beneficiaries on Thursday.
Close
Urban development experts said that Greater Mumbai’s ease of living cannot improve unless larger infrastructural issues that face housing and transportation in the city aren’t tackled first. (HT FILE)
Urban development experts said that Greater Mumbai’s ease of living cannot improve unless larger infrastructural issues that face housing and transportation in the city aren’t tackled first. (HT FILE)

Ease of Living Index: Centre’s report ranks Greater Mumbai at 10

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:24 AM IST
One way to read the Ease of Living Index 2020 (EoLI) in a way that makes the glass seem half full is this: three cities of Maharashtra, Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune form part of the top 10 ranked cities among 111 cities, including Smart Cities and those with a population of more than a million.
Close
Man kills wife, confesses to neighbour in Nallasopara near Mumbai
Man kills wife, confesses to neighbour in Nallasopara near Mumbai

Man kills wife, confesses to neighbour in Nallasopara near Mumbai

By Ram Parmar, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Tulinj police on Thursday booked an autorickshaw driver from Shirdi Nagar in Nallasopara (East) for allegedly murdering his wife
Close
Greater Mumbai was assigned a normalised sustainability score of 61.74, higher than the national average of 53.63. (HT FILE)
Greater Mumbai was assigned a normalised sustainability score of 61.74, higher than the national average of 53.63. (HT FILE)

Ease of Living Index: Greater Mumbai ranks 11 among 49 cities on sustainability

By Prayag Arora-Desai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:19 AM IST
This rank, the latest Ease of Living Index (ELI) survey says, indicates a city’s capacity to “build resilience and develop sound infrastructure and services to swiftly tackle emerging environmental issues.”
Close
The woman complainant is mentally unstable, the home minister said.
The woman complainant is mentally unstable, the home minister said.

Allegations in Jalgaon case false: Deshmukh

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:18 AM IST
  • According to media reports, some women from the hostel complained that people from outside and policemen were allowed to enter the facility on the pretext of a probe and some of them were forced to strip and dance.
Close
Bombay HC permits re-release of Telugu film after objectionable part removed by makers
Bombay HC permits re-release of Telugu film after objectionable part removed by makers

Bombay HC permits re-release of Telugu film after objectionable part removed by makers

By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday permitted over-the-top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime to re-telecast the Telugu film V after the filmmakers informed the court that they had deleted the scene which depicted a photo of Bollywood actor and model
Close
Bombay HC asks zone 11 DCP to probe delay in investigation into 2018 case
Bombay HC asks zone 11 DCP to probe delay in investigation into 2018 case

Bombay HC asks zone 11 DCP to probe delay in investigation into 2018 case

By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:23 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on March 1 directed the deputy commissioner of police of zone 11 to conduct an inquiry against an investigating officer from Borivli police station who failed to take any action in a case registered against four persons in 2018.
Close
In terms of economic ability, among cities with populations of over a million, Mumbai has scored 32.12 on a scale of 100. (HT FILE)
In terms of economic ability, among cities with populations of over a million, Mumbai has scored 32.12 on a scale of 100. (HT FILE)

Ease of Living Index: Despite edge, Greater Mumbai gets middling score

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:11 AM IST
The country’s financial capital has ranked eighth in terms of economic ability in the Ease of Living Index released by the Central government’s ministry of housing and urban affairs. According to the report, which was released on Thursday, seven cities, including two from Maharashtra, have higher levels of economic development and opportunities than Mumbai.
Close
Among the factors that helped raise Mumbai’s mobility score was ease of access to public transport. (HT FILE)
Among the factors that helped raise Mumbai’s mobility score was ease of access to public transport. (HT FILE)

Ease of Living Index: Access to public transport hikes Greater Mumbai’s rank

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:07 AM IST
When it comes to availability of public transport, transport-related infrastructure, and road infrastructure, Greater Mumbai scores a little over 40, taking it above the national average of 28.05 in the Ease of Living Index 2020 brought out by the Centre.
Close
 (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra sees 8,998 fresh Covid-19 cases

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 8,998 new infections, taking the tally to 2,188,183, while the toll touched 52,340 after 60 new deaths. Mumbai’s saw 1,104 infections pushing its tally to 329,846.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Harassment at Maharashtra hostel: Claims found to be untrue, says home minister

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:03 AM IST
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said the investigation into the incident, wherein women were allegedly forced to strip and dance by policemen at a government-run hostel in Jalgaon, found the claims to be untrue. The six-member women committee of senior officials found the allegations baseless and in its report said the policemen did not even enter the hostel.
Close
In Greater Mumbai, 45.7% of the population live in slums. (HT FILE)
In Greater Mumbai, 45.7% of the population live in slums. (HT FILE)

Ease of Living Index: Satellite cities do better than Greater Mumbai

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:02 AM IST
With 45.7% of its population living in slums, Greater Mumbai has scored below national average in the housing and shelter category in the Ease of Living Index 2020 released by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs on Thursday.
Close
Mumbai: Clean up marshal arrested for kidnapping, extortion
Mumbai: Clean up marshal arrested for kidnapping, extortion

Mumbai: Clean up marshal arrested for kidnapping, extortion

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 12:55 AM IST
The Mumbai crime branch has arrested a cleanup marshal employed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly posing as a policeman and kidnapping a man who was caught spitting in public
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP