Two youths have presented themselves before the media, claiming that they were responsible for throwing eggs at film critic Kathi Mahesh on Thursday. They said that they had no personal grudge against Mahesh, but they were upset by his talk. They revealed that they had been trying to meet Mahesh personally and apologize to him. However, they also questioned why Kathi Mahesh only targeted Pawan Kalyan, while there were many other politicians. Bringing the caste equation into the spat between Mahesh and Pawan Kalyan was what had annoyed them, they said.
Kathi Mahesh had lodged a complaint in the Madhapur police station that he had been attacked with eggs on Thursday night at around 9.00 p.m., while on his way to a TV channel’s office. He requested the police to file a case under the prevention of atrocities against SCs and STs act.