According to the police, the accused Sauvik Banerjee was employed with a leading radio station. He got admitted at a broadcasting institute in 2009. The institute was run by the 38-year-old victim. "After sometime, the accused developed a one-sided infatuation for her. The victim did not notice this and shared her phone number with him. His initial messages were normal but later he started sending vulgar jokes. Shocked, the victim warned him but did not come to the police," said the officer.
Sauvik started bombarding her daily with over 50 messages, including vulgar jokes. It was finally after a year that the accused was first reported at Saket police station.
"We arrested Sauvik on Wednesday and charged him under IPC Section 509 (uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman). He was later granted bail," said DCP (south) Chhaya Sharma. A case has been registered at Saket police station.
"We called Sauvik to the police station, and after some counselling, the matter was settled. This was done keeping his career in radio in mind. However, in the past 10 days, Sauvik renewed his efforts to get close to her and bombarded her with over 200 obscene SMSs a day. When the woman came to us, we registered the case and arrested the accused on Wednesday," said the investigator.