In an appalling attack, National Schedule Caste Parirakshan Samiti president Karne Srisailam was attacked by unidentified assailants while he was addressing a press conference at the press club in Hyderabad on May 21.
As per the reports, while addressing a press meet, Srisailam was speaking about the irregularities going on in the gurukuls and social welfare residential schools in Telangana when he was allegedly thrashed by a Ph.D. student from Osmania University. The student was identified as Alexander.
Reports suggest that ten unidentified miscreants entered into the press club and started attacking the Dalit chief with media logos and chairs.
#WATCH: National SC Reservation Parirakshana Samithi president, Karne Srisailam, attacked during a press conference at Press Club in Hyderabad yesterday. He was speaking on irregularities in Gurukul Pathshala (residential schools for SC/ST in Telangana) pic.twitter.com/e0brXDe1Tt
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2019
As per the police, Alexander and his associates have alleged that they were attacked by the followers of Srisailam’s followers.
Also, a complaint was lodged by Press Club of Hyderabad manager P Vijay Kumar following which an FIR has been registered. An investigation into the matter is underway.
This is not the first time a leader has been attacked during a press conference.