A local journalist named Ripu Dhawan was beaten brutally in Madhya Pradesh’s Lahar in Bhind district earlier today. A video of the incident shows multiple men thrashing the journalist on an open street in broad daylight while the victim lies helpless on the ground.
The entire attack on the journalist by a group of masked hooligans was caught on camera. An FIR has been registered in the case and investigation is underway. The police have arrested one person so far.
The journalist has alleged that the attack was sanctioned on the behest of a Congress minister named Govind Singh.
This is not the first incident where a journalist has been brutally assaulted in Madhya Pradesh. This outrageous act once again throws light on the brutishness of Kamal Nath’s government in Madhya Pradesh. Last year too a Congress leader was involved in a brutal assault on a journalist in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Congress politicians and builders, Satyam Jain, and Mayur Jain attacked People Observer Weekly’s journalist, Alok Diwakar, and thrashed him brutally.
The video of the assault had gone viral on social media. In the video, the goons can be seen stripping the journalist naked after having thrashed him. At the end of the video, the journalist was lying down on the road, naked, and bleeding profusely.
The reason for the outrageous assault was believed to be Diwakar’s negative reportage of Satyam Jain. His reportage elicited the wrath of the Congress leader who then attacked him on his way back home from the office.