Former Miss India Universe harassed

Kolkata: Former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta was allegedly chased and harassed by a gang of bikers here while returning home from work in an app-based cab.
Seven persons have been arrested in connection with the incident that took place around 11.40 pm on Monday, police said. The 30-year-old Model-turned-actor Sengupta, brought the sordid incident into notice through a facebook post that prompted police to swing into action.
She was crowned as Miss India Universe in the year 2010. Narrating the event, Sengupta said she was returning home along with a colleague in an app-based cab, which was hit by a few bike-borne youths who dragged the driver out and roughed him up. The model claimed that she had sought help from officers of Maidan police station in the heart of the city, and later went to Charu Market police station in south Kolkata.
On both occasions, she was allegedly told that the incident did not happen in their jurisdiction. The Kolkata Police on Tuesday said it has also initiated an inquiry into the alleged non-registration of FIR. “A few boys on a bike without any helmet hit our cab at Exide intersection and Jawaharlal Road crossing… Around 15 boys appeared from nowhere and dragged the driver out, started beating him up. This is when I stepped out and started shouting, calling the police and simultaneously started taking video of the entire incident,” she said. (PTI)