News
She also claimed that the minister allegedly beat her, kicked and abused her.
Image credit: Screenshot/ 10TV

A woman employee of Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department on Friday accused Labour minister K Atchannaidu of Srikakulam district of threatening and assaulting her.

K Kalyani, who is an employee of R&B department Class-IV, staged a protest in front of RIMS hospital against the minister claiming she has not been paid her salary for the past four months.

On Wednesday, Kalyani had attempted to commit suicide at Andhra Pradesh assembly in Amaravati. She reportedly came to meet Andhra chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to narrate her plight on the same issue. However, when she was not allowed to enter the assembly, she consumed sleeping pills.

Later after police took her into custody, they shifted her to Tekkali.

On Friday, Tekkali police took her to government RIMS hospital at Srikakulam for medical tests where she told Deccan Chronicle that when she met Atchannaidu a few days ago about her unpaid salary, the minister had insulted and assaulted her.

She also claimed that the minister allegedly beat her, kicked and abused her.  

Kalyani, who is a resident of Tekkali of Srikakulam district, got a job in R&B Department 13 years ago, under the deceased quota, following the death of her father Kurapani Apparao.

To get a promotion, she had submitted her SSC pass certificate, however, the R&B officials denied the promotion after finding the certificate to be reportedly fake.

Later the officials of the department lodged a complaint against her.

“Upset that she was found guilty, she has been blaming others,” police told DC.