Amaravati, Apr 22 (PTI) Tirupati Urban Superintendent of Police R Jayalakshmi allegedly exchanged heated words with YSR Congress MLA Narayana Swamy when the latter and his followers, tried to gherao her at a government hospital in the temple town.

A purported video of the incident, which occurred late last night surfaced today.

“I am a uniformed officer. You are intimidating me and preventing me from discharging my duty,” the woman IPS officer is purportedly seen shouting at the MLA, who came to the hospital to stage a protest over the road accident at Yerpedu that killed 13 persons yesterday afternoon.

The video showed the Gangadhara Nellore MLA from Chittoor district alleging that the accident appeared to be “managed” as the villagers were fighting the sand mafia in the region.

“What is that you are talking? I have been at the scene even before the accident and I have personally supervised the rescue operation. You have to talk in a just manner. You can’t do politics over dead bodies,” the furious SP told the MLA and asked him to leave the hospital, as seen in the video.

Amid the din, the MLA tried to accuse the police of a cover up over the accident, but the SP cut him short even as other senior police officers took the legislator away.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.