AP Mahila Congress chief complaints against TDP leaders with NHRC

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Mahila Congress on Saturday lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission against the Ananthapur TDP leaders for assault on a woman.

Mahila Congress State president Sunkara Padmasree took strong exception to the way the TDP leaders of Jallipalli village of Kuderu mandal of Ananthapur district who have mercilessly beaten up a woman on January 29, 2017.

She said that the TDP leaders led by village sarpanch Nagaraju and Janma Bhoomi committee member Chandra have physically assaulted a hapless woman, Sudhamma, in the village when she objected the construction of a drinking water pond in front of her house. The Sarpanch and the Janma Bhoomi committee member pushed the woman to fall on the road, kicked her and dragged her holding her hair as she screamed for help. The leaders also used abusive language at her as they physically assaulted her.

Padmasree said that the the hapless woman, who lives with her mentally challenged brother, had no one to rescue her from the assault by the TDP leaders. When she lodged a complaint with the local police station, the police took the case lightly. The police have let the accused go on station bail, who are now threatening her to withdraw the case, she alleged.

It was only after the Opposition parties mounted pressure by taking out a procession and also talking to the police, they have registered a bind-over case against the Sarpanch. However, no action has been taken yet against the accused.

The Mahila Congress leader requested the Human Rights Commission to intervene and do justice to the woman. She also requested the NHRC to direct the State government to punish the guilty TDP leaders for assault on the woman.

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