Former Secunderabad MP and TPCC working president’s son, friends absconding after assaulting family

Arvind Kumar Yadav, the Telangana state general secretary of the IYC, smashed a beer bottle on a man's head during the Bonalu festival.

ByAjay Tomar

Published Jul 19, 2023 | 12:12 PMUpdatedJul 19, 2023 | 4:43 PM

Former Secunderabad MP and TPCC working president's son, friends absconding after assaulting a family

A senior functionary of the Indian Youth Congress and his three aides are on the run after allegedly trespassing into a house and attacking its residents at the Golla Kidki locality of Hussainaialam in Hyderabad.

The police said an apparent ego clash over a trivial issue led to the incident that occurred in the early hours of Monday, 17 July.

The suspects have been identified as Arvind Kumar Yadav, Telangana state general secretary of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and son of former Secunderabad MP Anjan Kumar Yadav, and his friends, Gopal, Narsingh, and Mohsin.

The Hussainialam police said a minor parking issue escalated when Arvind Kumar, aka Tillu, attacked a man with a beer bottle at 3:30 am during the Bonalu festival.

The attacked man was with his family attending the festivities.

Also read: 2 sons of Telangana MP booked for cheating NRI woman, forgery

The assault

According to a police complaint by V Madhukar Yadav, the suspects entered into an argument with his father-in-law C Prakash Yadav over a parking slot.

During the argument, the men allegedly smashed a beer bottle on Madhukar’s cousin Srikanth’s head.

Elders in the family intervened and reportedly sorted out the issue, and the Youth Congress leader and his associates left the scene.

“The issue was initially sorted out but the accused went again and started the fight. There seems to be a clash of egos as both groups knew each other,” SHO G Naresh Kumar of the Hussainialam police told South First. He confirmed that all suspects were missing.

However, Arvind and others, armed with sticks and bricks, trespassed into Madhukar’s house around 5 am.

“They damaged chairs at the tent pitched in front of the house, barged into the house, and assaulted Madhukar’s uncle Mallesh Yadav with sticks. When the complainant’s mother Shobharani intervened, she was slapped,” the FIR stated.

It added that the accused then assaulted and injured Madhukar’s brother Manohar Yadav, who was on the second floor of the house. Manohar suffered head injuries, the FIR said.

“The victims didn’t have any serious injuries and are recovering,” SHO Naresh said.

Complainant Madhukar claimed that he had his chain, locket, and rings during the melee.

A case has been registered against Arvind and others under IPC sections 147, (rioting),148 (rioting with weapons), 455 (house trespass), and 307 r/w 149 (attempt to murder).

Also read: BJP leader missing from Hyderabad for 5 days contacts wife

Arvind’s controversial past

Controversies were not new to Arvind. He and his associates reportedly absconded after attacking a police constable, Vansi, in March 2014. The policeman was attacked after he had objected to the men setting up a bonfire in the middle of the road to celebrate Holi.

Incidentally, the incident, too, was reported from the Golla Kidki locality.

In another instance, Arvind’s father Anjan Kumar, now the working president of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), issued a clarification in April 2022, saying his son had not attended a rave party at the Pudding and Mink Pub of Radisson Blu Hotel in Banjara Hills.

Anjan Kumar had represented Secunderabad twice in the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2014.

The police had raided the pub early on 3 April last year and detained 148 people, including Arvind and several other youngsters with political links. They were suspected to have consumed drugs.

However, Anjan Kumar claimed that his son had gone to the hotel only to attend his friend’s birthday bash.

He alleged that his political opponents were trying to defame his family and demanded the closure of all pubs in Hyderabad.

Ground Report: Uneasy Gajwel stares at new communal fissures