A 32-year-old man from Mahishadal in East Midnapore district in West Bengal has been arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara.
It is learnt that, the man identified as Debkumar Maity, reportedly made 20 calls to Tendulkar’s residence and passed lewd comments about Sara and even threatened to kidnap her.
“I saw her on tv sitting at the pavilion during a match and fell in love…I want to marry her. I fetched the landline number of Tendulkar and have called on it some 20 times…Have never seen her in person,” Debkumar Maity told police.
Sara had registered a complaint against the man in Bandra police station. Following Sara’s complaint, the police swung into action and arrested the man. His family, it is reported, claimed that he has been mentally unstable.
“We had no idea how he got embroiled in this case. Even at home he used to torture his parents. He lost his father recently. He has been undergoing medical treatment for his condition for last eight years,” one of the relatives was quoted as saying.
Police have recovered a diary from his house where Debkumar had scribbled Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter’s name proclaiming her as his wife. His relatives claim Debkumar is known to be quite creative and paints well.
Police would investigate as to how he managed to find the numbers and medical team will look into his mental condition.