Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Assistant City Planner V. Madhavi was attacked by a group of TRS activists at her office when she objected to the illegal erection of a statue of the son of a GHMC co-option member, who had died in a road accident a few months ago.
The incident took place on Monday morning when the Prajavani programme was underway at the GHMC deputy commissioner’s office. A group of TRS activists, including GHMC co-option member G. Jyothi Goud, went inside the GHMC office and attacked Ms Madhavi, the assistant city planner of Alwal circle, for removing the statue of Ms Goud’s late son Akhil Kumar Goud since it was an illegal structure and an encroachment.
Ms Goud said the statue was in remembrance of her son who fought during the Telangana movement and died in a road accident; she actually questioned why it was removed and demanded it be reinstalled.
Ms Madhavi said that during her rounds she noticed that the statue of Akhil Kumar Goud had been installed without taking any permissions, Notices to remove it had been served but when no action was taken by the people who installed it, it was removed by the department.
“During Prajavani meeting, Jyothi and others manhandled and caused injuries to Madhavi. A case has been registered against G. Jyothi and her associates under Sections 353 (Assault or use of criminal force against a public servant) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC,” said Alwal inspector V. Srikanth Goud.