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New Delhi :
A 37-year-old man have been arrested for ringing doorbell of Mumbai residents late in the middle of the might and fleeing the spot. The serial doorbell ringer identified as Prem Lalsingh Nepali, was arrested after 43-year-old jeweller Rakesh Basantilal Mehta, a resident of Om Shree Akashdeep co-operative society at Kanjurmarg and the owner of Ratan Jewellers, filed a complaint against him.
The man, who had also have had a history of with doorbells caused suspicion when he entered the building around 2 am and started roaming the premise before stopping near Mehta's flat, rang his apartment's doorbell before trying to flee.
His doorbell mischief was caught red-handed by Mehta who confronted him on the matter. According to a report by Indian Express, Nepali started verbally abusing Mehta and other residents of the building when he was confronted.
Residents were forced to call the police for intervention following the commotion after which Nepali was arrested.
The medical examination reports of Nepali confirmed that he was under the influence of alcohol.
The Kanjurmarg police have registered a case under section 448 (punishment for house-trespass), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police further said that they were not able to interrogate Nepali properly as he was not fluent in the Hindi language. The accused was produced before the court and was remanded to judicial custody.
Following his arrest, several people came forward and complained that Nepali had rang the doorbell of their houses several times in the past.
Police had registered a non-cognizable offence against him.