BENGALURU: The woman corporator of Laggere ward was allegedly assaulted by Congress workers at a public event on Friday. In her complaint, JD(S) corporator Manjula alleged that supporters of Congress MLA Muniratna pulled her sari in view public.
Police said the incident took place after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visited Laggere to inaugurate storm water drain works. Although Manjula’s name was mentioned in the invitation for the programme, she was not allowed to go to the dais. She then complained to the Chief Minister saying the programme organisers ill-treated her.
Upset over her complaint, a group of men allegedly gagged her and pulled her sari.
A shocked Manjula was rushed to a private hospital where her statement was recorded, Nandini Layout police said.
Manjula told Express that Congress workers Sunandamma and Venkatesh alias NTR from Yeshwantpur ward and Siddegouda stopped her after she complained to the Chief Minister. Later about 10-12 supporters of Muniratna assaulted her, she said.
“Muniratna sent them to attack me as I complained to CM over the mistakes at the event. I was gagged and later they pulled my sari. The police took me to a nearby hospital as I was shocked over the incident,” she said.
However, Muniratna denied he had anything to do with the incident.
The Rajarajeshwarinagar MLA said, “I was not at the spot when Manjula was assaulted and they are not my supporters. If they have done any mistake, I will ask the police to take action. It is just political rivalry and I am not responsible for the incident. Some Congress workers were also injured in the incident and we have filed a counter complaint against Manjula and others.”