Telangana public representative kicks woman in chest over land dispute

Immadi Gopi, a rural local body (Dharpally Mandal) president in Telangana, allegedly kicked a woman in the chest over a land dispute in Nizambad District on June 17.

The incident became viral on social media when Gopi was seen kicking a woman on the chest in the public, after she set him with her footwear, police said.

Woman with her relatives went to Gopi’s house to demand that the property be handed over to her which was registered on her name. Following the incident a heated argument broke out between the two parties after which the woman allegedly hit him with her footwear and Gopi allegedly kicked the woman, the police said.

Police said a case has been registered against Gopi under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) based on the woman’s complaint.

Complaint reads:

Gopi sold her a plot last year which also comprised a house for Rs 33.72 lakh for which registration was done in her name.

Gopi started demanding an additional Rs 50 lakh in view of rise in land rates in the area.

Gopi still did not hand over the property to her and even threatening her.

However Gopi also registered a complaint against woman and his relatives citing trespassing and damaging his property, police said.