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The anti-eve-teasing helpline launched by the Delhi Police in December last year is proving to be a success, with the Crime Branch getting almost 1,600 complaints from women and teenage girls.
The 24-hour helpline (011-27894455) was set up for women who are bothered by lewd calls or messages.
The complaints received so far points towards an interesting trend-most eve-teasers are known to the complainants, a senior police officer said.
Mostly teenagers, the eve-teasers rarely follow a pattern in teasing the victim. They make abusive calls at odd hours, misbehave and send lewd messages; in some cases, they send lewd MMS.
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