The Chilakalapudi police, who arrested Badugu Nageswara Rao for attacking Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) at his residence on Sunday, have registered an attempt to murder case against him.
Nageswara Rao, who worked as a mason, tried to attack the Minister with a trowel. But, the tool missed the target and hit the buckle of the Miniser’s belt and his shirt was torn.
The accused made a second attempt but by then the Minister sensed danger and pushed him away. The security personnel and the Minister’s followers overpowered the accused and handed him over to the police, who were on bandobust.
“We registered a case against the mason under Section 307 IPC (attempt to murder). We have also recovered the trowel used in the attack,” Superintendent of Police M. Ravindranath Babu said on Monday.