Andhra minister's son faces harassment charges

Hyderabad, March 5: Son of a Andhra Pradesh minister has embroiled in a controversy after he allegedly misbehaved with a woman here. The incident occurred on Thursday but the victim's relatives alleged that police made an attempt to hush up the case as it involves Ravela Sushil, son of Andhra Pradesh's minister for social welfare Ravela Kishore Babu. A woman lodged a complaint with Banjara Hills police station on Thursday night that two persons in a car misbehaved with her on Road Number 13, Banjara Hills when she was walking. She said the occupants appeared to be in inebriated condition. They called her inside the car and even held her hand. After the woman called for help, locals manhandled them. The accused were brought to police station and the woman lodged a complaint, naming the driver and another person. They did not know that the other man is minister's son. On her complaint, police registered an FIR only against driver Appa Rao but let off Sushil. Some television channels broke the story on Friday and reported that the minister's son was not named in the FIR. The complainant and relatives demanded immediate arrest of the minister's son. Police said they will take necessary action after investigation and recording a fresh statement by the complainant.