A female police officer from Hyderabad filed a complaint against an unidentified man, after he constantly harassed her over the phone.
The officer, was identified as Lakshmi Madhavi, a station house inspector (SHO) of the women's police station in Ghansi Bazar in Hyderabad.
The Hindu reported that the accused, believed to be a youngster, repeatedly sent text messages with objectionable content to the police officer and also made obscene comments, after calling her over the phone.
It all began on August 12, the police officer said.
The newspaper report adds that the police traced the caller to Madhya Pradesh, and sent a special team to nab the accused.
The Times of India reported that an FIR was registered in Central Crime Station (CCS) under sections 354 (outraging the modesty) 506(intimidation), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Earlier this month, the Rachakonda police in Telangana arrested a 24-year-old man from Warangal for allegedly harassing a woman constable by sending her abusive messages, and uploading her contact number on a porn website.
This had left the woman constable traumatised, and she filed a police complaint.
Based on the complaint, the Rachakonda SHE team booked a case under several sections of the IPC, including section 354(D) (Stalking), 419 (Punishment for cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating), 471 (Using as genuine, a forged document or electronic record), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 66(c) of the IT Act, according to reports.
After his arrest, the accused confessed that he had harassed three more women in the same manner, and also procured a sim card by using fake documents.