Wrongful arrest of diplomat's daughter disturbing: India

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Addis Ababa, May 26: India has termed as "rather disturbing" the manner in which the daughter of one of its diplomats in the US was treated by American authorities on a false charge.

"We have expressed our anguish and taken up the issue strongly with the US," Indian government sources said on May 25 in response to a question.

"It is intriguing that on a mere complaint of a principal, she was taken into custody and kept in a lock up," the sources said.

But the student who confessed to having sent the objectionable communication was merely moved to another school and no action was taken against him.

"This is rather disturbing," the sources said.

Krittika Biswas, 18, the daughter of the vice counsel at Indian Consulate in Manhattan, Debashish Biswas, is suing New York City''s government for USD 1.5 million for what she claims was a wrongful arrest on the suspicion of sending obscene emails to her teacher in Queens'' John Browne High School.

She also claimed that she was ill-treated in the prison. Biswas alleged that she was not allowed to use the bathroom for a long-time when she was in custody at the 107th precinct.

Later, it emerged that Biswas did not send the emails and the school authorities eventually allowed her back to the school after the real culprit was found.


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