A local court punished a man on Monday who was harassing a married woman by repeatedly calling her on the phone. The man was made to stand opposite the Assembly holding a SHE team poster at Gunpark traffic signal.
M.A. Raheem, 39, was a resident of Moulali. He was asked to pay a small fine and work the whole day on a campaign against harassing women. Raheem was previously also arrested by the SHE team for harassing the woman.
“He used to call the woman continuously. She changed her mobile phone number several times because of his harassment. But he would find her new number and call her again. When she stopped using her phone, Raheem started calling her husband asking him to hand the phone to her,” said a senior official from the SHE team.
Because of his calls, the marital relationship between the victim and her husband was affected, police said. “When they went to a counsellor, they were asked to approach the SHE team. That is how the woman lodged a complaint with us,” added the official.
The SHE team had arrested Raheem and produced him before the Nampally court. The Fourth Special Metropolitan Magistrate of the court convicted Raheem and asked him to campaign against harassment.
BY M. DIVYA SRI