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76-year-old held for allegedly harassing 24-year-old Hyderabad woman

HYDERABAD: A 76-year-old man was arrested by the Hyderabad police for allegedly harassing a 24-year-old woman by repeatedly calling on her phone.

The accused has been identified as Vinod Diwan, a resident of Sainikpuri in Kushaiguda under Rachakonda police commissionerate.

According to the police, on May 18, the girl, who is an MBA student, had gone to Saibaba Temple in Kushaiguda with her grandfather. Her grandfather suddenly fell sick there and Vinod, who was also in the temple, helped them by dropping them home.

Vinod, who had taken the girl’s mobile number, later phoned her and invited her for a long drive.

According to The New Indian Express, initially she thought it was just for fun and rejected his invitation. However, Vinod kept calling her, pressuring her to go for a long drive with him.

She then approached the SHE team, by sending a message on their WhatsApp number 9490617111. The Kushaiguda SHE team, based on the complaint, registered a case and apprehended the accused.

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