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Diplomat’s Daughter Sues After Wrongful Arrest In Queens

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The daughter of an Indian diplomat was suing New York City for arresting her after someone else sent nasty e-mails to her high school teacher.

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 district attorney said details of the case are sealed.

The city Law Department said it has not been formally served with the $1.5 million suit and declined to comment.

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

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