Staff Reporter

Bhopal: The Congress has condemned the recent incident of State Water Resources Minister’s wife’s alleged physical assault on a girl student, while also expressing concern over ABVP activists beating up a local school teacher in Chhatarpur district.

Jayant Malayya’s wife Sudha Malayya allegedly beat up a girl student of the Ojaswini Nursing College in Sagar, a part of the Ojaswini group of institutions, owned by Ms. Malayya.

“The police is yet to file a report in this case. We demand the Chief Minister’s intervention to help the student get justice,” said party spokesperson Arvind Malviya.

The police claim that the incident falls under a non-cognisable offence and hence, cannot be investigated by them. “The student approached us in this regard, but since it falls under a non-cognisable offence under section 323 of the IPC and cannot be investigated by the police, we asked them to approach the court,” said Yogesh Chaudhary, SP, Sagar.

The Congress also expressed concern over ABVP activists repeatedly taking the law into their hands, referring to Wednesday’s incident of the BJP’s youth wing activists beating up a school teacher in Chhatarpur.

“Not only did the ABVP goons beat up B.N. Mishra in the presence of all his students but also beat him up again when he tried to take refuge in the principal’s office,” said K.K. Mishra, the State Congress spokesperson.

Mr. Mishra accused the ruling BJP government of encouraging and protecting ABVP activists.

“The police are doing nothing to prevent such cases because of the asylum being provided to such anti-social elements by the State government.”

The police, however, had a different story to tell. Chhatarpur SP Shreeniwas Verma said: “We received a complaint from the teacher and talked to the principal and the accused but before we could take any action, the complainant approached us saying he wanted to withdraw the report.”

“We tried to motivate him to go ahead with the complaint but he insisted on withdrawing the report saying no such incident occurred in the first place,” he added.