A 29-year-old man was arrested by the Churchgate Government Railway Police (GRP) for assaulting Splitsvilla season 8 contestant Harshita Kashyap

Shocking: Man arrested for assaulting Splitsvilla contestant

TV artist, Harshita Kashyap, who featured in Splitsvilla season 8 and currently working in an upcoming web series, experienced a horrific situation.

She was stalked and assaulted by a 29-year-old man. The man was arrested by the Churchgate Government Railway Police (GRP). He was identified as Shahrukh Shaikh, is a resident of Worli. He said he works at a south Mumbai nightclub.

Harshita spoke to Hindustan Times, she said, “The man started stalking her friend and her when they were at the station to board a train back home. When they ascended the stairs to reach their platform, the man started following them.”

Harshita told that they decided to ignore him and walked on. However, when they were on the foot over-bridge, Shaikh was still behind them. When they asked him why he was following them, Shaikh attacked them. “He first slapped Pala which shook her. I go to the gym daily and as I am fit I decided to teach him a lesson and started hitting him. Shaikh retaliated and he even started hitting me. The office goers and co-passengers intervened meanwhile the police personal arrived and took us to the GRP chowki on the platform,” Harshita said.

Inspector B. Pawar of Churchgate GRP had arrested the accused under sections 354 (a), 354 (b) and 323 of Indian Penal Code.

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