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This local channel anchor was eve teased while reporting, culprits arrested

Last Modified Tuesday, 30 January 2018 (15:39 IST)
Agra: Uttar Pradesh police has arrested two youths in the on Tuesday, who had stalked an news anchor of a cable on the night of January 25.The anchor had stated her ordeal of being chased by two drunk youths while returning home on the evening of January 25 after her last news bulletin for the day in the Facebook account.

She had even alleged that even after making distress calls to UP women power helpline 1090, she was left to fend for herself.However, on Tuesday, Additional Superintendent of Police confirmed to media that both the stalkers have been arrested.

"We got the information of the incident by a tweet. Based on that we contacted the lady and filed an FIR. The accused were arrested on Monday night and booked for stalking and harassing. Their vehicle has been seized," Shlok Kumar said. The arrested youths were identified as Ubaidullah and Sabahuddin.Late on Sunday night, the victim went on social media to narrate her ordeal. 

She stated,"On January 25, at around 8 pm, I was followed from near Bhagwan Talkies by two inebriated youths on a motorcycle. They first made gestures at me and started stalking me. I was on foot. Initially I ignored them, but then they attempted to talk to me. Fearful, I changed my route, but they still followed me.'' ''I decided to take a picture of the number plate, but the man sitting on the pillion said it was a fake number and even struck a pose. There was no fear or shame on the youths' face," wrote Mahaur.

Tagging SSP Agra, women helpline, DGP UP and CM Yogi Adityanath, Mahaur further wrote, "What happened with me that night was not such a big incident. But such men who chase and stalk a lone woman without any fear of police made me ashamed. They chased me. The next time they might rape a girl and destroy her life."Mahaur said, "I was not helped for four days even after I made a distress call to UP women helpline 1090 explaining to the communication officer about the incident. Finally when I wrote about the incident on Facebook, the 1090 officers contacted me and apologised for laxity in carrying out their duty."Based on Mahaur's FIR, police arrested the two stalkers and booked them under Section 354D of the IPC.(UNI)
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