The alleged incident happened when K B Ganesh Kumar, son of party chief R Balakrishna Pillai, was proceeding to meet a bereaved family and the man, who was allegedly assaulted, was returning after visiting them.
22-year old Ananthakrishnan and his mother were returning in a car after visiting the same family that Mr Kumar was going to call on when the two vehicles came in the opposite direction on a road leading to the house of the deceased.
Ananthakrishnan was injured in the assault and had been admitted to a private hospital at Anchal. He filed a complaint with police against the lawmaker and his driver.
In a counter police complaint, a staff of the MLA alleged the man assaulted the driver, police said. According to the complaint, the MLA, an actor-turned politician, got of his car and allegedly assaulted the youth as his vehicle could not move forward.