An unidentified man reportedly filched a ring from the hand of YS Sharmila, the sister of YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, while she was campaigning during a public rally on 30 March.
In a video which surfaced on the Internet, Sharmila, who is seated by the window of her campaign bus, is seen reaching out to extended hands of her supporters in order to greet them. As she shakes an outstretched hand, the ‘supporter’ is seen squeezing her hand to force the ring out.
Sharmila manages to free her hand from the man’s grip as the bus keeps moving. Though it is not clear from the video whether she was able to save her ring, reports say she lost it.
The incident happened in broad daylight in Andhra Pradesh’s Mangalagiri where Sharmila was campaigning to garner support for her brother for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 as well as the Assembly Elections which will be held concurrently in the state.
The 45-year-old Sharmila entered politics in 2012 after the death of her father – former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
In the last assembly elections in the state, YSR Congress bagged 16 assembly seats besides one Lok Sabha seat.
Sharmila is known for her 3000 km walkathon in support of her brother which she began on 18 October 2012 and concluding on 4 August 2013 after touring 14 districts of the state.