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Two held for heckling NEUFC fan at ISL match: Police

NEWS
36   //    26 Nov 2017, 21:54 IST

Chennai, Nov 26 (PTI) Two men have been arrested for allegedly heckling a female fan of the NorthEast United Football Club (NEUFC) during its Indian Super League (ISL) match against Chennaiyin FC here, days after the video of the incident went viral on the social media, police said today.

Vijay alias Tamil Selvan (18) and Karthik Kumar (20) were booked under the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Harassment of Women Act in connection with the November 23 incident, a police release said.

Selvan, engaged in selling mineral water cans, and Kumar, an engineering student, were arrested and produced before a court which remanded them to judicial custody.

The ISL match on November 23 was marred by the incident of heckling and mocking by a Chennaiyin FC fan who had reportedly made certain gestures at the female NEUFC fan.

The video went viral on the social media, following which a case was lodged by the police.

Chennaiyin FC, which won the match 3-0, had condemned the "unbecoming behaviour" of a section of its fans against a group of NEUFC fans.

NEUFC owner, Bollywood actor John Abraham, too had slammed the incident and said the team stood by the fan who was "victimised"

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