Police today arrested Ravela Susheel, son of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu, and his driver for allegedly misbehaving with a 20-year-old teacher.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Banjara Hills Division) D Uday Kumar Reddy told PTI that Susheel and the driver, Ramesh, appeared before police in the early hours today after notices were served to them and were arrested following their examination.
The duo will be produced before a magistrate, the ACP said.
They were yesterday booked under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC.
The complainant had alleged that a car with ‘MLA’ sticker followed her when she was passing through Road No.13 while on her way to school on Thursday evening.
The driver of the car and another occupant, who were drunk, passed remarks and asked her to come inside the car while one person with a tattoo on his hand tried to pull her inside the vehicle, she had alleged.
When there was an attempt to pull her inside the vehicle, the woman raised an alarm following which her husband, who was nearby, and some locals gathered at the spot and beat up Susheel and Ramesh.
On Friday, the woman also claimed to have identified the photo of the minister’s son as the one who held her hand and tried to pull her inside the car.
While Susheel claimed innocence and alleged that the case was “politically motivated”, his father said police probe will reveal the truth and he will “not interfere” in the matter.