An FIR has been lodged against local body chief Gopi under the charges of assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, voluntarily causing hurt and of criminal intimidation on the victim’s complaint
The Hush Post: In an incident that shows the insensitivity of elected public representatives, a local body chief in Telangana state’s Nizamabad district reportedly kicked a woman in her chest over a land dispute. The local body chief belongs to the ruling party TRS. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
The video shows the president of Dharpally Mandal (a rural local body), I Gopi kicking a woman, as she hits him with a footwear. Later, a relative of the victim woman pushed Gopi to the ground. The incident occurred over a land dispute, a report said.
An FIR has been lodged against Gopi under assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (Section section 354 of the Indian Penal Code), voluntarily causing hurt (Section 323) and criminal intimidation (Section 506 of the IPC) on the basis of a complaint from the victim, the report said.
On the other hand, Gopi has also filed a counter-complaint after which an FIR was registered against the said woman and some of her relatives over trespass and damaging his property, it was reported.
The woman said in her complaint that in 2017, Gopi sold her a plot which also comprised a house for Rs 33.72 lakh for which registration was done in her name. But, he had demanded an additional Rs 50 lakh “in view of rising land rates in the area,” the local cops said.
Gopi had not handed over the property till now and had been threatening her, it was reported.
On Sunday, the woman went with some of her relatives to Gopi’s house to the property be handed over to her. As a heated argument broke out, the woman hit Gopi with her footwear. Then, Gopi kicked the woman in her chest, the report said.