YSR Telangana Party chief YS Sharmila, who was sitting on a dharna demanding justice for a minor rape-murder victim in Hyderabad, was detained by police on Wednesday night.
Police foiled the protest of YS Sharmila, daughter of late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and sister of Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
On Wednesday, Sharmila visited the family and sat on an indefinite protest in Singareni Colony, Saidabad demanding justice for the six-year-old rape and murder victim.
Last week, the 6-year-old daughter of an auto driver went missing and later her body was found at an isolated place. The rape-murder case triggered massive protests in the area.
It has been a week since the rape incident and the 30-year-old accused in the case is still at large. At least 15 teams have been formed to nab him while a Rs 10 lakh reward has also been announced by the Hyderabad Police.
While the Hyderabad Police officials advised Sharmila to leave the spot, she continued with the protest along with her party workers. Later, her mother YS Vijayamma too joined the protest and extended solidarity.
Sharmila and other opposition parties questioned the absence of ministers and asked why no one from the TRS government has met the family so far. She alleged that the Telangana government has failed to prevent crimes and the “drugs culture” prevailing in the state.
Later at night, the police swiftly moved to detain Sharmila, who put up a brief resistance. The police then dropped her at her residence in Jubilee Hills.
Meanwhile, on Thursday morning, state Home Minister Mehmood Ali and Women and Child Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod visited the victim’s family and assured speedy justice.