As reported yesterday
, a criminal case has been registered against Dharpally Mandal Praja Parishad President Immadi Gopi for kicking an old woman over a property dispute.
However, the reactions by the members of her community accompanying the woman resulted in criminal cases being filed against them, too.
According to the Nizamabad North ACP, the victim had purchased a property from Gopi a few months back for Rs 33 lakhs. However Gopi did not hand over possession of the property, and when yesterday the woman, along with a few community members, went to his residence and asked him to hand over the property to her, he demanded more money and threatened her.
In the heat of the moment the woman hit Gopi, an ex-Maoist who surrendered, with her footwear, and he retaliated by kicking her in the chest.
The irate other members then broke open the door of his residence and vandalized the furniture.
That resulted in cases being registered against both Gopi for kicking and threatening the woman, and against the woman and her community people for ransacking the furniture.