TRS MLC booked for ‘assaulting’ NRI woman in Hyderabad
A video clip showed Farooq Hussain abusing his landlord Hant-ul-Wasay and assaulting her with his chappal.india Updated: Oct 09, 2017 18:07 IST
The Hyderabad police on Monday booked a case against a member of legislative council (MLC) of Telangana Rashtra Samithi for allegedly assaulting and abusing a non-resident Indian woman who asked him to vacate her flat, which the legislator denied, claiming that he did not know who the woman was.
A video clip doing the rounds on the social media showed Farooq Hussain, who was nominated to the legislative council under MLC quota, abusing Hant-ul-Wasay and assaulting her with his chappal, following which the woman lodged a complaint with the Nampally police.
According to the complaint, Wasay (50), who lives in New York, rented her flat at Skill Splendour Apartments, Bazar Ghat area, to Hussain six years ago. She said Hussain, who had been paying only Rs 10,000 as rent, had stopped paying even that for the last few months, forcing her to come to Hyderabad a couple of days ago to settle the issue.
On Monday, Wasay went to the flat and asked the MLC to either pay the rent or vacate her flat. But he flatly refused to do so, asking her to go wherever she could to lodge a complaint.
When she insisted that he should vacate the flat and threatened to take up the matter with even chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Hussain started abusing her and assaulted her with his chappal.
The NRI’s brother who accompanied her, recorded the incident on his mobile.
Nampally police inspector Sanjay Kumar said a case had been registered under sections 504 (insulting), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (outraging the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
Hussain denied the allegation that he had misbehaved with the woman. “First of all, I didn’t know who this woman was. She suddenly barged into my house and started abusing me, asking me to vacate the house immediately,” he told HT.
He said he had taken the flat on rent from one Abdul Samad and had been paying him the rent regularly. “Nobody asked me to vacate the house and I told the landlord clearly that I need at least six month notice, if I have to vacate the flat,” he clarified.
Hussain, who had been a Congress leader, switched loyalties to the TRS in April last year.