Four persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a television journalist near his house in South Mumbai, police said today.
The accused, all Mumbai residents aged between 20 and 25 years, were nabbed late yesterday night from Tardeo area.
DCP (zone-II) Dnyaneshwar Chavan said prima facie it appears the incident might have taken place in the heat of the moment following some argument.
Accused do not have any criminal background: DCP
"However, we are trying to go into the depth of the matter," the DCP said, adding, the accused do not have any criminal background.
What was the incident actually?
Herman Gomes, working with a private TV channel in Mumbai, was returning home along with a friend in a taxi yesterday when he saw four to six men waiting near his house in Gamdevi area.
The men started abusing Gomes and later allegedly assaulted him and also hit his friend. Gomes was injured and later received six stitches near his eyes.
Journalists' associations had condemned attack, alleged police didn't act promptly
Based on Gomes' complaint, the Gamdevi Police had registered a case under IPC Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 324 (voluntary causing hurt by dangerous weapons), and other relevant provisions.
Journalists' associations in Mumbai had condemned the attack and alleged that police did not file the victim's complaint promptly.
The Mumbai Press Club termed the attack on Gomes a "dastardly act".