A 26-year-old pharmacist with a personal agency in Gurugram was arrested Friday for stalking a distinguished Telegu cinema girl actor, sending her lewd messages, threatening her with photographs of weapons, and eventually touchdown outdoors her house in Delhi’s Rohini, the police mentioned on Saturday.
Investigators mentioned the suspect, Nikhil Gangwar, was “obsessed” with the girl and was indignant together with her for repeatedly ignoring his social media proposals for marriage.
“Whereas the stalking dates again to as early as 2016, it started to take the type of threats and lewd messages a couple of yr in the past. The lady ignored him for a very long time believing him to be an obsessed fan, however she determined to method the police after he revealed to her on social media that he had tracked down her Delhi house tackle,” a senior police investigator, who didn’t need to be recognized, mentioned.
PK Mishra, deputy commissioner of police (Rohini), confirmed the incident and mentioned Gangwar has been arrested and booked for stalking and felony intimidation.
The suspect, who belongs to Jharkhand and holds an MSc diploma from a reputed faculty, was working as a pharmacist with a personal agency in Gurugram. He lived alone in a rented flat in Rohini, police mentioned.
The lady actor has had a profitable profession as a mannequin and has been working within the Telugu movie business of late. She has over 1.5 million followers on social media websites akin to Instagram and Fb, police mentioned.
“Her household lives in Delhi whereas she shuttles between Mumbai and Hyderabad for work,” one other investigator mentioned.
The primary time the actor recollects noticing Gangwar was in 2016 when he allegedly started posting a number of feedback on her social media posts. “She simply noticed him as a fan at the moment,” the investigator mentioned.
“However, final yr, he started posting marriage proposals on her social media posts. Such feedback went unnoticed till their frequency elevated. The actor lastly blocked his account,” the primary officer mentioned.
However Gangwar allegedly went on to create different profiles to proceed stalking her. “When she realised that these profiles belonged to the identical man, she started blocking all these accounts till she bored with it,” the officer mentioned.
“Gangwar, in the meantime, was indignant at not receiving any response from her and commenced sending her lewd messages. In early 2020, the messages become threats warning her of bodily hurt. At one level, he even despatched her photographs of weapons to frighten her,” the officer mentioned.
The actor lastly determined to hunt police assist late final month after he turned up outdoors her home.”She had come to her Delhi house to go to her dad and mom in March and hadn’t been in a position to return as a result of lockdown. It was throughout this era that Gangwar managed to obtain her Delhi tackle,” the officer mentioned.
In July, he allegedly visited her neighbourhood, however discovered her home locked. “So, he took pictures of her home and despatched them to her on social media as proof that he had tracked her down. It was then that she determined to file a police criticism,” the officer mentioned.
The FIR was registered at Rohini (North) police station based mostly on her assertion. “We then procured particulars of all of the accounts he had used to harass the girl. That led us to Gangwar’s house in Gurugram and wee arrested him on Friday,” the investigator mentioned.
The actor refused to talk to HT in regards to the case.