The rape-cum-murder case against MLA T V Rama Rao today took a new turn with two students of a nursing institute, run by the legislator, accusing the TDP leader of trying to molest them.
The students along with their parents, who came from Kerala, made the complain to Home Minister P Sabita Indra
Reddy at the Secretariat here, officials said, adding that the minister asked the girls to lodge a formal complaint and
approach the CID, which was investigating the case.
"I have asked the students to approach the CID to record their statements and file a complaint in this regard," Reddy
told reporters here.
Meanwhile, the TDP said the girls were "paid" hefty amount by the Congress to make complaint against Rao.
The MLA representing Kovvuru in West Godavari district along with his wife and daughter went on a hunger strike here recently demanding withdrawal of the rape-cum-murder case against him.