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'He pulled me out from the cab and threatened me': Bengali TV actor narrates horror on FB, cops act quick

Kolkata Police arrested the man after a complaint was lodged at Tiljala police station.

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Updated: Jul 11, 2019, 02.57 PM IST
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​In a detailed Facebook post, Swastika Dutta ​narrated the incident.
In a detailed Facebook post, Swastika Dutta narrated the incident.
KOLKATA: A Bengali actor was allegedly assaulted by the driver of an app-based cab on EM Bypass, police said on Thursday.

Swastika Dutta, a popular name in Bengali serials, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the driver cancelled the ride midway and misbehaved with her, when she refused to get down from the vehicle.

The incident took place in front of a restaurant near VIP Bazar area around 8.30 am, she said.

Police arrested the man on Wednesday on the basis of a complaint lodged by Dutta at Tiljala police station.

"The complainant has alleged that the driver misbehaved with her and tried to outrage her modesty," a senior police officer said.

In her post, Dutta claimed that after cancelling the trip, the driver took the car to his locality and abused her.


"This guy... after picking me up from my location suddenly in the middle of the road cancelled the trip and asked me to get down from the car. When I refused, he suddenly turned the car to an opposite direction and took me to his locality and started abusing me.

"He got down from the car, opened the door and literally pulled me out... when I lost my temper and started asking for help, he threatened me and called other boys," she wrote in the Facebook post.

Further investigation is underway, police said.

Last month, former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta had complained of being harassed, while she was returning home from work in an app-based cab in the city.

A few days later, an international woman boxer was allegedly verbally abused and physically assaulted by a man when she was going to office in a two-wheeler.

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2018 saw the rise of the #MeToo movement in India. Inspired by a global campaign against sexual harassment and assault, women across the spectrum opened up and shared their stories about abuse by men in positions of power. And it began in October with actress Tanushree Dutta accusing actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment while shooting for the 2008 film 'Horn Ok Please'.What followed was a series of posts by other women who shared their experiences with the world. From actors, film directors to advertising top guns, artists and writers and politicians, women professionals called out obnoxious behaviour at the workplace. From unwanted attention in the office to sexual innuendos on the film set, there were many kinds of allegations that surfaced.While some of these are still struggling in the industry amidst the allegations, some succeeded in getting a clean chit from authorities. Recently, rumours surfaced that Patekar has been given a clean chit. However, the 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress quashed the rumours. However, director Vikas Bahl, who was one of the prime accusees, has been set free from all charges against him. The internal complaints committee of Reliance Entertainment, today, set the 'Queen' director free, who was accused by an employee of Phantom films under the #MeToo movement.(In Pic: From top left, Nana Patekar, Aditi Mittal, Subhash Ghai, Anirban Das Blah. From bottom left, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Jatin Das, Vikas Bahl)
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