Wion news: Former Miss India and actor Ushoshi Sengupta was allegedly chased and harassed by a group of men late at night on Monday in Kolkata.
Seven persons have been arrested in connection with the incident that took place around 11.40 pm on Monday, the Kolkata police have said. The arrests were made on the basis of video grabs provided by Sengupta and CCTV footages.
In a long post on Facebook, Sengupta revealed how she was returning home along with a colleague in an app-based cab when a few bike- borne youths hit her cab, dragged the driver out and roughed him up.
“A few boys on a bike without any helmet hit our cab at Exide intersection and Jawaharlal Road crossing… Around 15 boys appeared from nowhere and dragged the driver out, started beating him up.
This is when I stepped out and started shouting, calling the police and simultaneously started taking video of the entire incident,” she said.She claimed that officers of the nearest Maidan Police Station initially did not come for help despite her repeated requests.”However, some officers of Maidan Police Station reached the spot only to be pushed by the boys before fleeing,” Sengupta said.She said that around six boys on three bikes followed the cab near the Lake Gardens area in south Kolkata, where she dropped her colleague home.”They stopped my car, threw stones and dragged me out and tried to break my phone to delete the video. My colleague jumped out out of fear and I started shouting to attract some locals’ attention there.