The man stalks the former Splitsvilla contestant, Harshita Kashyap; is arrested
A 29-year-old man was arrested by the Churchgate Government Railroad Police (GRP) for stalking and assaulting a television artist and her friend at the Charni Road railway station in the city. The arrested man, identified as Shahrukh Shaikh, is a resident of Worli. He said he works at a disco in southern Mumbai.
The television artist, Harshita Kashyap , 26, was a contestant on Splitsvilla 8 and is currently working on an upcoming web series. He lives in Four Bungalows, Andheri, according to a report on the website.
According to Harshita, the man began harassing her friend and her when they were at the station to board a train back home. When they climbed the stairs to reach their platform, the man began to follow them.
When Harshita confronted the man, he replied: If I am looking at you, what is the problem?
Harshita said that they decided to ignore him and walked on. However, when they were on the foot over-bridge, Shaikh was still behind them. When they asked him again why he was following them, Shaikh attacked them.
He first slapped Pala which shook her. I go to the gym daily and as I am fit I decided to teach him a lesson and started hitting him. Shaikh retaliated and he even started hitting me. The office goers and co-passengers intervened meanwhile the police personal arrived and took us to the GRP chowki on the platform, Harshita said.
Inspector B. Pawar of Churchgate GRP said that the defendant had been arrested after registering a crime against the defendant under sections 354 (a), 354 (b) and 323 of Indian Criminal Code .