A woman and her son on Wednesday filed a police complaint against four-time Kerala legislator and former minister KB Ganesh Kumar for manhandling the youth and abusing the woman for not letting his car pass.
The incident is said to have occurred when Ganesh Kumar was on his way to meet a bereaved family while the youth, who was allegedly assaulted, was coming back after visiting them.
Ananthakrishnan said he and his mother was travelling on a narrow road near Anchal when Ganesh Kumar's car came from the opposite side.
"I stopped the car and since there was more space for Kumar's car to go a little back, so both the cars could pass through, we thought he would reverse his car. But he, instead of doing that, came out and hit me and showered abuses on my mother," he alleged.
The woman said the legislator not only used bad words against her but made her a vulgar gesture and beat her son.
Ananthakrishnan and his mother have sought medical treatment at a nearby hospital. He has filed a complaint with the police against the lawmaker and his driver for the alleged assault.
However, in a counter-complaint, a staff of the MLA alleged that it was the youth who assaulted the MLA’s driver, the police said.
Ganesh Kumar is yet to respond to the allegations.
The lone legislator of Kerala Congress-B since the 2016 assembly polls, he is now supporting the ruling Left Democratic Front, despite being a member of the Congress-led United Democratic Front between 2011-16.
A minister in the Oommen Chandy government, he had quit the cabinet after a quarrel with his wife, whom he had subsequently divorced.
(With IANS inputs)