Chennai: An attack was done on a journalist as he was taking a video of a quarrel between a few party men and the owner of a food outlet near the Raj Bhavan on Monday. The Guindy Police acted swiftly and have arrested the assailant and taken him to the Guindy Police Station.
The Journalists, Mr. Promod Madhav of the television channel, Mirror Now and his colleague Mr. Raja were in the process of covering the demonstration by the MDMK, the DMK, the VCK, the Left parties and other political outfits in front of the Raj Bhavan.
While the journalists were crossing Little Mount, they saw a few persons ransacking a food outlet and abusing its owner for demanding that they pay for what they ate there.
As Mr. Madhav recorded the commotion, one of the party cadre hit him on the face, leaving his eyes swollen. The cameras were also smashed. The attacker threatened those journalists who came to Mr. Madhav’s rescue.
The police rushed to the spot and took the assailant to the Guindy police station. Mr. Madhav was also admitted to the Government Royapettah Hospital for treatment.
The Guindy Police, on the basis of a complaint filed by the journalist registered a case against the attacker who was identified as Suresh Babu, 48, of Venkatapuram, under Sections 294b (Uttering obscene words), Section 341 (Wrongly restraining any person), Section 307 (Attempt to murder) and Section 506 (ii) (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.