Diplomat's daughter suing NYC for wrongful arrest

May 25, 2011 - 10:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of an Indian diplomat who says she was wrongly arrested after someone else sent nasty emails to her high school teacher is suing New York City.

Krittika Biswas was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing.

At a news conference Tuesday, the 18-year-old said she was removed from her Queens high school in handcuffs in February and held for more than 24 hours.

The lawsuit says another student was later found to have sent the obscene e-mails but was never arrested.

The suit says Biswas is seeking $1.5 million and a key to the city.

The district attorney says details of the case are sealed. The city Law Department declined to comment.

Biswas is the daughter of Debashish Biswas, the vice consul at the Consulate General of India in Manhattan.