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Former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta harassed by group of youths, 7 held

Kolkata: Former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta was allegedly harassed by some youths late on Monday night while she was on her way home with one of her colleagues in a cab.

The accused youths allegedly followed her all the way to the area where she lived and tried to get her out of the car. When she screamed for help, the youths fled. Later, police arrested seven youths.

According to Sengupta's post on Facebook, on Monday night, near Exide crossing towards Elgin, a few youths, who were riding a bike without helmets, hit her cab from behind.

They allegedly blocked her way and started yelling at the driver. Within a few minutes more youths appeared in the spot and started banging on the car window. They also dragged the driver out of the cab and started beating him.

Sensing danger, Sengupta ran to Maidan police station, which was close to the spot to sought help of the police. When a police officer approached, the youths fled. The youths followed Sengupta and her colleague even when they reached near home. They had blocked her way and pelted stones on the car windshield.

The accused youths even tried to break her mobile phone when she was recording the incident. When Sengupta shouted for help, some local residents arrived to help her. Seeing the locals, the youths fled the spot.

Following the incident late on Monday night, Sengupta along with the cab driver went to Charu Market police station and lodged a complaint against the accused youths.

After lodging the case, cops checked the CCTV camera footage of the road and arrested seven youths.

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