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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 22:25 IST

Pallavi Prashanth, winner of a Telugu reality show, arrested

Immediately after the announcement of the winner, a clash between the fans of the finalists took place, who vandalised vehicles.

Pallavi Prashanth
Pallavi Prashanth | Image:Pallavi Prashanth/Instagram
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Pallavi Prashanth, the winner of a recent Telugu reality show hosted by actor Nagarjuna, was arrested on Wednesday in a connection with the ruckus he created in Hyderabad after his win on Sunday night, according to a report in the IANS.

Pallavi Prashanth arrested

According to IANS, Prashanth was arrested at his home in Kollur village of Gajvel and later brought to the Jubilee Hills. Several cases were filed against the winner of the reality show under 9 sections. He was charged for damaging vehicles at Annapurna Studios after the reality show declared him the winner at the Grand Finale on Sunday.

Pallavi Prashanth along with his brother Mahaveer have been sent to the Jubilee Hills Police Station after being arrested on Wednesday. Earlier, it was reported that Prashanth was absconding after the controversies following his victory. Reportedly, the fans of Prashanth created chaos at the Annapurna Studios by attacking the cars of random people as well as that of the ex-contestants of the show.

Several videos of the same were circulated online. Apart from damaging the cars, the fans also tried to attack Amardeep, who was the season's runner-up. Prashanth's fans vandalised the vehicles of Amardeep, Geethu Royal, and Ashwini Sri. They also pelted stones at RTC buses and other private vehicles.

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Police used force to bring situation under control

According to IANS, the police present at the venue had to  use force to bring the situation under control. Police had registered against Prashanth and his followers, as he had taken out a rally despite being cautioned against it.

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Another case was registered for the damage caused to six RTC buses and three private vehicles.

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What initiated the clash in the first place?

According to reports, soon after the winner was announced, the fans of the finalists had gone on a rampage on Sunday night. Immediately after the announcement of the winner, Prashanth’s followers had started celebrations while Amardeep’s supporters had raised slogans protesting the verdict. This led to a clash between the two groups.

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 21:54 IST

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