An engineer held for verbally abusing BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu’s daughter on the phone has been convicted in a case of harassment of a woman even earlier. Police said Ramesh had been arrested in that case, following a complaint given by one of his classmates who lived near the Avadi tank factory that he was allegedly harassing her.
Police sources said that at the time he had received threatening calls from his classmate and her friends and relatives over the issue, and that he was now seeking revenge. “He was convicted in the case in 2008 and appealed to a higher court. His appeal is still pending. He told us he received a threatening call from a woman from the landline number, belonging to Naidu’s daughter Deepa Venkat, and that she spoke in Telugu,” a police official explained.
Police said that the threatening call he had received from the land line was from one of Deepa’s woman employees, and since Ramesh wanted to seek revenge against his former classmate and all her friends and relatives who had threatened him, he returned the call to the number to abuse the caller. He thought Deepa, who attended the call, was the woman who threatened him earlier as she also spoke in Telugu.