Mahat Raghavedra, who was allegedly assaulted by Manchu Manoj and his friends on July 7, has filed a complaint against the Telugu actor. He is currently recovering from the shock and has confirmed the news through a press release.
"I was invited to a party after the Filmfare Awards which happened on 7th, Saturday, in Chennai. I was at this party with several others from the film fraternity. I was called by a friend of mine to have a personal chat away from the crowd. While I was having this conversation with my friend, Mr Manoj Manchu, who is an actor from the Telugu film industry, along with his 3 other friends interrupted my private conversation with my friend and started hitting me without even telling me what the issue was about."
He adds, "I was assaulted by these men for several minutes - I was hit on my face, my stomach and my lower body. I had even received a blow to my throat. Nobody else was even allowed to interfere and stop this fight as the men who were hitting me along with Mr Manoj was threatening who ever tried to stop them from hitting me. As onlookers gathered and kept interfering, this gang stopped to hit me further. I was threatened after getting hit by Mr Manoj saying that my death was in his hands and that he would go to any extent to use his influence to have me killed."
"This incident happened around 4 am in the morning of 8th July. After I was assaulted, I had called one of my friends who came to pick me from the spot and I was taken to a hospital. I was treated for a swollen eye, severe pain to my right jaw. I am still in mental shock and fear for my life as he had even made an attempt to inform people to have me killed. After I was treated in the hospital, I lodged a complaint with the police department for the assault and have continued to file an FIR for the same. I am still fearing for my life as he is very influential," he complains.