Nutan Naidu, who has been wanted for allegedly abetting the harassment of his Dalit servant Srikanth (20), was on Friday arrested in Udupi, Karnataka. Based on a tip-off, the Vizag police reached Udupi and nabbed him. He was reportedly trying to escape to Mumbai in order to evade a possible arrest. Naidu knew that a lookout notice had been issued against him.
His wife, Madhuri Priya, and six others have been arrested soon after evidence of them harassing Srikanth was found. Priya brutally got Srikanth beaten up. His head was tonsured. Dalit organizations have demanded justice to the victim. The Vizag police have taken up the case on a war-footing.
Naidu, known for participating in Bigg Boss-2, recently made a film titled 'Parannajeevi'. After he got involved in the case, Jana Sena Party disowned him. A huge fan of Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, he recently joined a Telugu-language news channel in a managerial post. With him involved in the case, his career has taken a huge hit.