Some of the job applicants who appeared for the interview at BHEL in Hyderabad were trashed by local aspirants on Wednesday.
The candidates filed a complaint with the Chennai police on Thursday. Two aspirants, Nagesh Naidu from Vizag and Rama Murthy from Vizianagaram, were also trashed by the locals. They filed the complaint with the Ramachandrapuram police which arrested seven persons in the case.
The case was registered against the arrested under section 147 (rioting) 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 427 (Mischief and there by causing damage to property), 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the IPC and section 7 (1) of the Criminal Amendment Act.
Ramachandrapuram police sub-inspector Shankar Reddy said, “Nagesh and Murthy stayed in quarter no 849 of BHEL township where one of their relatives lives.”
The victims were waiting for results after they appeared in the written test conducted by the company on February 14 when the locals allegedly attacked them. The authorities have now informed them that the results would be mailed to them.
The victims believe that they were trashed because the majority of selected candidates were from Tamil Nadu. The victims were trashed on Wednesday by mostly local BHEL employees after they stopped the results from being announced and then forcibly took the victims to the railway station.
The candidates now fear the attacks when they will appear for the interview and have asked for protection.