Hyderabad: A youth from Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh was on Thursday arrested by the Cyberabad police for allegedly sending lewd messages to Telugu actress Hema on her cell phone.
The accused, Ch Madhu of Suryapet town in Nalgonda, who is into petty business sent several SMSes with vulgar content to the actress, who has played supporting roles in many Telugu films, police said.
"Madhu sent the SMSes after initially making phone calls for a period of three days to the actress and harassing her," an investigating officer told based on a complaint lodged by the actress.
The accused who is facing a similar case in Nalongda used to make calls to random mobile phone numbers and when he finds that the caller is a woman, he used to continuously call her. When they did not respond to his calls then he used to send vulgar SMSes, the IO said.
Following a complaint by the actress, the Madhapur police here registered a case on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman under relevant sections of IPC and began a probe.
During the course of investigation, the caller was traced in Suryapet through call data records and he was identified as Madhu. It was found that Madhu had switched off his handset during this period and the SIM through which the SMSes were sent also belonged to someone else in Khammam, the police officer said.
Referring on the incident, actress Hema said, "Last month I received around 100 calls to my mobile number from an unknown caller.. After that the person again sent as many as 50 SMSes which were vulgar."