Hyderabad: Five activists of the Communist Party of India, who destroyed a hut apart from abusing and assaulting a 60-year-old woman and her daughter, were on Thursday sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment by the SC/ST Court in LB Nagar here.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 each on them.
According to the police, the case dated back to April 2015, with the complainant Vempati Mangamma, 60, approaching the Jawaharnagar Police with a complaint against CPI activists Nakka Bala Mallesh, Nimmala Narsimha, Thotapally Shankar, Royyala Krishna Murthy and Kannaboina Ilaiah.
She said they were occupying lands and distributing to their activists. Since Mangamma and her husband were also CPI activists for 12 years, they were allotted a plot admeasuring 60 yards in Giriprasadnagar, CPI Colony, Jawaharnagar, by taking Rs.60,000. Though they were not given any supporting documents, Mangamma, her husband and their daughter Sridevi erected a hut and began residing on the plot. The activists then demanded Rs.1.7 lakh, which she did not have, following which Mallesh and the others assaulted her and chased her with sticks. When her daughter intervened, she was also assaulted and abused in the name of caste.
Based on their complaint, the Jawaharnagar Police registered a case and arrested the five persons. After the trial, the court on Thursday convicted all five accused and sentenced them to undergo two years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 each as well.
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