Hyderabad: T Raja Singh, BJP Legislator from Goshamahal, was allegedly thrashed by some policemen during an event to replace the statue of a freedom fighter near Jumerat Bazar in Hyderabad late on Wednesday.
According to reports, Raja Singh and his supporters were attempting to replace the old statue of Rani Avanti Bai Lodh, who was the first freedom fighter from the city to have participated in the 1857 revolution.
The statue, which was previously established at the Jumeerat Bazar in 2009, was changed twice in the past because of some damages caused to it.
Singh and his aides wanted to replace the statue during the event but they were resisted by some local policemen.
When the BJP MLA and his supporters refused to comply with the orders, the police resorted to lathi-charge in which Raja Singh was injured
Raja Singh sustained injuries in his head and was immediately rushed to the Osmania Hospital for treatment.