Chennai: Even as people are coming to terms with Tuesday’s gruesome murder of an engineer by her friend in Adambakkam for not reciprocating his feelings, city police arrested a 23-year-old man for threatening to immolate a MBBS student.
The arrested man, Midhun Srinivasan is the son of popular television actor, Bhuvaneshwari. Thirumangalam police arrested him on charges of harassment after the woman, a third year MBBS student preferred a police complaint.
A resident of Angel Street in Thirumalai Nagar, Valsaravakkam, Midhun Srinivasan was pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a city college. Like the Adambakkam incident, wherein the man knew the woman from school and harassed her, Midhun too was acquainted with the girl since school and had stalked her on social media.
Since the MBBS student didn’t respond to his messages on social media, he went to her house about two months ago and threatened to set her on fire, according to a police officer.
He even broke CCTV cameras at her residence and harassed her by turning up at her college. The girl lodged a complaint with the Anna Nagar police recently fed up with his activities.
Police investigations revealed that Midhun was harassing the girl for some months now and had threatened her. He has been booked under sections - 354-B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 448 - (punishment for house-trespass), 427 - (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 506 (criminal intimidation) and section 4 of Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act (penalty for harassment of women). Midhun was produced before a magistrate and remanded to judicial custody....