AP: Cong MPs accuse police of molesting OU girls
Hyderabad, Feb 18: After accusations of uncalled-for brutality during the protests in Osmania University, the Congress MPs from the Telangana region have now levelled shocking allegation of molestation against the Andhra police.
The MPs, who gathered at the Andhra Bhawan, alleged that the policemen entered the university girls" hostel and molested some of them in the dark.
The battle between the pro-Telangana fraction and United Andhra Pradesh supporters took a different turn as the former turned its guns against police ever since the Osmania University protests were subdued with force earlier this week.
“Some 2,000 police personnel entered the University campus in Hyderabad on Monday and lathicharged the students who were protesting peacefully. The police dragged the students and beat them up. They even entered girls" hostel and switched off the lights and molested some of them," Nizamabad MP Madhu Goud Yaskhi and Pedapalli MP G Vivekanand told reporters on Thursday, Feb 18.
They have even sent a letter to the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to look into the matter and take action against the guilty.
Over the past week, Osmania University has turned into a battlefield as pro-Telangana students held protests against the Terms of Referance given to the Telangana Committee from the Centre.
During on such protests, the police and other security personnel were forced to resort to means such as lobbing tear gas shells and lathi charge to control the agitations.
This later lead to protests against the kind of police action taken to control the students.