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    A provincial legislator of India’s ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the State of Telangana accused local police officials of assaulting him. The leader is often featured in the news because of his hardliner image.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Bharatiya Janata Party’s Telangana state leader T. Raja Singh, who recently accused police officials of a brutal assault, has reportedly caught actually "hitting himself with a stone" in a video which has gone viral on the social media.

    The legislator, a known Hindu hardliner and Member of Legislative Assembly Telangana state, on Thursday, had claimed that he was brutally assaulted by Telangana police while setting up a statue of the late freedom fighter and queen of Ramgarh area.

    On his Twitter, Singh wrote in Hindi “Yesterday, I got severely injured while helping erect a new statue of Rani Avantibai in place of the dismantled old one in Telangana's Jummerat Bazaar after the police attacked me and my fellow party workers. Why am I being repeatedly targeted by the police?”

    His claims were however quickly rebuffed by police authorities as a senior official posted a video where Singh can be seen hitting himself with a stone.

    As soon as the video went viral, political rivals and netizens started trolling and slamming the leader for trying to frame the police.

    However, not getting bogged down with the trolling, Singh later posted more footage on Twitter, claiming that the police released only selective videos, which do not highlight the police brutality he allegedly faced.

    The BJP provincial leader is often in the news for his street protests and ”Cow-Vigilantism”.


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