Bandari Bala Kumar, Sircilla unit Youth Congress president, was taken into custody after he allegedly entered the hostel in the town and harassed the girls allegedly under inebriated condition. Reportedly, he later attempted self-immolation after being arrested by police on the charge of harassing girls at a scheduled tribe hostel in Rajanna Sircilla district Sunday, according to the police.
The Youth Congress President attempted suicide when he was taken to a hospital for a procedural examination. He doused himself with kerosene and attempted to set himself on fire. However, police managed to foil his attempt. He was later produced before a court which remanded him to judicial custody.
This is not the first time Congress functionaries have found themselves in such situations. In July, Delhi Police had arrested Congress IT cell member Chirag Patnaik on complaints of sexual harassment filed by a former employee. The victim at that point in time had pointed out how the social media in-charge of Congress, Divya Spandana failed to act on her complaint.