British cops probe racial slur against Miss India UK

The British police have questioned a man for posting racist comments as communications regulator Ofcom launched a probe after more than 1,000 complaints about racist insults hurled at Miss India UK Deana Uppal on reality show Big Brother.

In scenes reminiscent of the abuse faced by Indian actress Shilpa Shetty from fellow contestant Jade Goody on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, 23-year-old Indian-origin model Uppal, who hails from Birmingham, was subjected to a 'tirade of insults' on the show and on Twitter last week.

A spokeswoman for Ofcom confirmed that it had launched an investigation after receiving over 1,200 complains.

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