Hyderabad police arrest youth for online harassment of TT player Naina Jaiswal

The arrest came three days after Naina’s father filed a complaint with the Central Crime Station (CCS).

Hyderabad Police have arrested a youth for online harassment of famous table tennis player Naina Jaiswal. Cybercrime police arrested the youth identified as Srikanth, a resident of Siddipet. The arrest came three days after Naina’s father filed a complaint with the Central Crime Station (CCS).

Siddipet Police had earlier summoned the youngster for making objectionable comments about Naina on social media platforms. The police had given him advice and as he had not made amends, he was arrested on the complaint of the player’s father.

Ashwini Jaiswal had complained that her 22-year-old daughter was being harassed and stalked by someone on Instagram.

The police had registered a case under section 509 (speech, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 354D (harassment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The accused had posted objectionable comments under Naina’s Facebook posts. After the user’s profile was blocked, he started posting comments under Naina’s Instagram posts.

As the user continued to harass the player by opening new accounts after being blocked, Naina’s father approached the police to demand action against the harasser.

The table tennis player also filed a complaint in February 2020 that her Facebook page had been hacked. She had told police that someone had hacked into the account, changed the password and posted videos and other content on her Facebook profile.

Naina has won several titles in national and international table tennis championships and has also been selected for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Hopes Team.

She is also the youngest post-graduate in Asia, as she had completed her post-graduation from Osmania University at the age of 15.

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