Kerala Journalist Allegedly Assaulted by Cops Over Abduction Story

Senior journalist Sajeev Gopalan was allegedly assaulted by cops on Sunday near Varkala, Kerala. Gopalan, who works for 'Kalakaumudi' newspaper, is currently undergoing treatment in a local hospital.

He told the media, “They (police officers) were taking revenge for a story I've done for exposing their fault.”

According to Times Now, the scribe was working on a story regarding the alleged kidnapping of two girls, and the police had filed a report in the court favouring the accused party.

He was assaulted in presence of his wife and children outside his house.

Sajeev Gopalan at a hospital.

Police have started a probe into the incident, P Asok Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram rural police chief, said:

Based on media reports, Attingal ASP has been asked to conduct an inquiry.

Thiruvananthapuram district unit of Kerala Union of Working Journalists condemned the incident and submitted a memorandum to DGP Loknath Behera seeking speedy action. The Press Club also filed a complaint with the DGP and authorities.

(With inputs from PTI)

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