A photojournalist was attacked for clicking pictures of empty chairs at Congress election meeting in Tamil Nadu.
The journalist from a Tamil weekly magazine was assaulted by Congress party workers, while he was taking photographs of empty chairs at the party’s election meeting in Tamil Nadu.
#WATCH Tamil Nadu: Congress workers manhandle and thrash photojournalists who were allegedly clicking pictures of empty chairs at a public rally by the party in Virudhunagar. (06.04.2019) pic.twitter.com/epTiD9iLtK
The incident took place on Saturday (April 6) in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district before the party meeting began and the shocking high-handedness of the Congress workers was caught on camera.
The visuals clearly show how the Congress workers manhandled the photojournalist identified as RM Muthuraj and tried to snatch his camera.
Tamil Nadu Congress President KS Alagiri to participate in public meeting at Virudhunagar. Chairs are empty with no people, media takes photographs of empty chairs & Congress goondas enter scene to thrash the journalists for taking pics of empty chairs! Way to go @RahulGandhi ! pic.twitter.com/ysIr9d0xtT
SG Suryah Chowkidar (@SuryahSG) April 6, 2019
Journalists present at the scene intervened and ruckus broke out between the two groups. Muthuraj is said to have been admitted to a local private hospital.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (leader) SG Suryah mocked the Congress party for the act of its workers, calling them goons.
In the latest, the attacked journalist has lodged a complaint with the Police. The police took cognisance of the matter and visited him at Virudhunagar government hospital.