TDP MLA’s brother thrashes journalist for unfavourable write-up
A TDP MLA�s brother was caught on camera thrashing a journalist in public in a busy market place in broad daylight on the streets of Chirala, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
A TDP MLA’s brother was caught on camera thrashing a journalist in public in a busy market place in broad daylight on the streets of Chirala, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
In the video, MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan's brother is seen approaching the man with a few supporters on the street.
The journalist was thrashed with sticks, other weapons and he cried for help even as passer-by watched helplessly. What is more shocking is that the MLA defended the Journalist’s beating and said, “This is not a goonda raj, he used abusive language. Nagarjuna is not a journalist, he is Sudo Naxal,” News 18 reported.
The write up of the journalist highlighted alleged corrupt activities that were undertaken by the MLA.
Reacting to the video, the Andhra Pradesh Working Journalist Federation condemned the incident and has demanded action against Mohan. “This is brutal attack on a journalist. We condemn the attack and have submitted a memorandum to DCP to take action,” said G. Anjaneyulu, general secretary of APWJF.