Assaulting a reporter's parents

IN Media Watch Briefs | 29/06/2018

TOI reports that Chhattisgarh police have arrested a BJP MP's son  and ruling party Janpad president who assaulted the  parents of a journalist after being enraged over  publication of a story on the water crisis in a village in Sarguja  in North Chhattisgarh. Devendra Singh who is also an elected representative and his friends reportedly reached the house of journalist Sanjay Gupta and allegedly assaulted and threatened his old parents  when they did not find him there.                         

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