Nation Crime 02 Aug 2017 TRS leaders’ k ...

TRS leaders’ kin attack toll staff

Published Aug 2, 2017, 1:57 am IST
Updated Aug 2, 2017, 2:04 am IST
Toll plaza employee stabbed, suffers injuries, hospitalised.
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Hyderabad: LB Nagar TRS in-charge Rammohan Goud and B.N. Reddy corporator Lakshmi Prasanna’s son Manish Goud and his friends created a ruckus at the Kadthal toll plaza on the Srisailam- Hyderabad highway and attacked the toll plaza staff when they were asked to pay toll. While one of them attacked an employee with a knife, others including Manish assaulted the staff. 

The incident happened on Monday night when the suspects were returning to Hyderabad after partying in Maisigandi village. The victims said the suspects were heavily drunk. They were arrested for attempt to murder and remanded.


M. Manish Goud and his five friends D. Arun Kumar Reddy, Nishith Sai, Saiteja Reddy, Saikumar and Anirush, all engineering students, went to Maisigandi village. They gathered at an under construction function hall belonging to Rammohan Goud to celebrate Saiteja’s birthday. After partying they started back home in a car. When they reached the toll plaza on the highway at Kadthal, Manish who was at the wheel saw vehicles in all the lanes, except one lane that was barricaded. They pushed aside the barricade and entered the lane. 

Toll plaza supervisor Madaram Mahesh saw this and intercepted the vehicle. He told them to go through the correct lane, gave him a toll ticket and asked them to pay. This resulted in a heated argument between the suspects and Mahesh. 


“They started beating me. One of them pulled out a knife and tried to stab me in my stomach twice but I defended myself and suffered injuries on both hands,” said Mahesh. His two colleagues Sunil Kumar and Venkatesh Goud rushed to his aid, but the suspects fled. Mahesh alerted the police.

“They were arrested. Mahender is recovering now,” Kadthal SI G. Srikanth said, adding that blood samples were sent for testing to know if the attackers were drunk.

Police said main accused Arun Kumar carried a knife with him always.


Manish’s dad known for threatening builders
Engineering student Manish Goud who attacked toll plaza staffers is the son of B.N. Reddy Nagar TRS corporator Laxmi Prasanna and former Hyderabad market yard president Ram Mohan Goud. 

The TRS leader had contested to the Legislative Assembly from LB Nagar but lost by a huge margin. He is known for threatening builders and was caught demanding hafta from top builders. 

He was also accused of threatening fellow TRS corporator S. Tirumal Reddy of Hayathnagar division, as his picture was displayed small on a promotional banner.


The accused's father Ram Mohan Goud, the TRS party in-charge of LB Nagar division, came into the limelight following a brawl with former Congress MLA  Sudheer Reddy. The duo fought on stage in front of a huge gathering in L.B. Nagar when former Congress Cabinet minister Oscar Fernandes had come for an inauguration. Mohan Goud was earlier associated with the Congress. 

He shifted his loyalty during the Telangana movement and was given an MLA ticket for L.B. Nagar by TRS.He was caught red handed demanding hafta from builders. The issue was finally taken to the top guns of the pink party.


After delimitationthe B.N. Reddy Nagar division was reserved for women. So Ram Mohan Goud made his wife Laxmi Prasanna contest on a TRS ticket and was elected as corporator.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad