Mumbai: North Indian journo assaulted by MNS activists

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Mumbai, Oct 30: North Indian journalist Dinnanath Tiwari was brutally assaulted early on Thursday, Oct 30 by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists at Malad in suburban Mumbai. Forty-five-year-old Tiwari, working for the hindi Tabloid 'Nirbhay Pathik', had gone to Kurar village in the western suburb of Malad early on Thursday, Oct 30 morning after MNS workers abused and attacked a settlement of migrant North Indians. On seeing him taking photographs, about 15 MNS activists, including 55-year old MNS municipal corporator Vanita Ghag, assaulted Tiwari, acording to the complaint lodged at the police station.

Tiwari was immediately rushed to the nearby government-run Bhagwati Hospital, where he was reported to be out of danger.

Doctors attending on Tiwari said he had received injuries on his ear and he also suffered some fractures.

Tiwari, who hails from Jaunpur in UP and has worked for Mumbai's first Hindi eveninger for 10 years, claimed that he was dragged by MNS activists inside a police outpost and beaten up.

Duty officer sub-inspector Yunus Mullani of Kurar police station said a case of assault, rioting and causing grievous injury has been registered against 15 people and investigation is under progress.


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