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TV journalist attacked near protest site

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A of a national television channel was injured when he was assaulted by a man near the here while covering a protest, the police said.

The man has been arrested on charges of attempt to murder, they said.

The journalist, Pramod Madhav, who was covering the protest organised by MDMK founder Vaiko, was attacked near the by Suresh Babu, a

Babu allegedly punched the in the face while he was shooting the video of his purportedly picking a fight with a owner of a tea stall near the after being asked for money for the consumed, a senior police officer said.

The has been admitted to the government Royapettah hospital, police said.

DMK and other parties had extended support to the protest over the issue of premature release of seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:55 IST
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