Teenager’s month-long stalking nightmare ends
Noida: Troubled by relentless stalking and harassment, a 19-year-old BSc student from Etawah stopped going to college, complained to police, changed her phone number, and even relocated from her native place.
After seven months, her nightmare — she was allegedly kidnapped and threatened with an acid attack — finally ended on Saturday when the youth, 20-year-old Suraj Sabita, was arrested by Sector 24. He was produced before court on Monday and sent to jail. In March this year, Sabita had allegedly started stalking the girl, who was then studying at a private college in Maniya Mau village of Etawah district.
According to the girl’s mother, Sabita used to harass the girl and made frequent calls. “Despite my daughter clearly rejecting his advances, he did not relent,” she said.
She alleged that on April 26, Sabita forcefully made her daughter sit in an auto and took her to his cousin’s house in Ikdil area of Etawah, threatening her with dire consequences. “She heard him telling his cousin that he would marry her. She got scared and somehow managed to flee,” she said.
Thereafter, the girl stopped going to college in May.
Since my daughter’s studies were getting disturbed and she was mentally upset, relatives suggested that we relocate to Noida where her father was working
The family filed a police complaint in Etawah, but no action was taken, they alleged.
“Since my daughter’s studies were getting disturbed and she was mentally upset, relatives suggested that we relocate to Noida where her father was working. We moved in May,” she told TOI.
While her younger sisters were admitted to different schools in Noida in July, the BSc student took admission at a coaching centre. Her uncle said the youth continued to message her and when they blocked his number, he started making calls from another number. When the girl started using her parents’ number, Sabita allegedly started messaging her father, mother, uncle and his wife too.
He allegedly threatened her with an acid attack and told her that she too would meet the faith of the Mathurabased woman constable who had suffered severe injuries after an attack by four carborne youths. “He also threatened to kill her father and claimed that he knew where he worked,” her uncle alleged.
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