Who is the victim?
One has to wonder for the ongoing political drama between ruling Congress and TDP, over the issue of TDP Kovvur MLA TV Rama Rao, who was accused of attempting a rape and murder on the female students of his nursing college. He is running a nursing college, in which students from faraway places like Kerala arrive for studies.
There are two versions which had their own script about this case.
First, the MLA was given a clean chit by the District Collector and Police Superintendent, after conducting a brief enquiry. The forensic department which has conducted a search in the college premises certified that they didn’t trace any clues supporting a murder or rape committed in the recent times.
However, Chief Minister Dr.Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy ordered a CID inquiry into this case. His order for CID inquiry raised a hue and cry in the opposition parties. TDP accompanied by its chief Chandrababu Naidu started staging dharna in front of the CM’s Camp Office, demanding for the immediate withdrawal of the case against its MLA TV Rama Rao. Some women students belong to the same college, and family members of MLA also started a fast unto death hunger strike opposing the government’s decision.
However, the case took a U-turn with the sudden and unexpected landing of five female students of Kerala, who were said to be victims of the alleged rape by the MLA, who complained to the Home Minister. The TDP alleged that these girls from Kerala were persuaded by YSR by offering them money YSR to save his skin.
The five students, who were accompanied by their parents, met the Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and lodged a complaint against the MLA. They have accused him for attempting rape and murder several times, during the last few months, while they were in the college. They said that, “He used to threaten us to kill if we reveal this to anyone including our parents. But, we couldn’t tolerate him anymore because he became a grave threat for us.”
The entire story fails to give a conclusion about the real victim in this case. It is not clear whether, the political parties are engaged in a self motivated dirty game or the MLA is really a culprit? It is also not clear who is the victim in this emotional drama, which is run by many politicians.