Mangaluru Sep 6, 2016: A group of people assaulted four journalists of different media houses at Suralpaadi mosque premises near Bajpe on Tuesday, September 6,2016
Journalists Nagesh Padu, Bharath Raj, Wilfred and Irshad had been to Suralpaadi mosque to collect information about social boycott of Bava Padarangi from the mosque.
After collecting information from the mukhri of the mosque, group of ten people entered the premises and insulted and assaulted journalists with abusive language.
One of TV reporter managed to escape from the attackers and informed DCP Shantharaju. Nagesh Padu, Wilfred and Irshad was forced to sit in the car and they also tried to snatch away the camera.
During the incident camera, Logo, were damaged. Journalists complained to the Police Commissioner demanding strict action against the assaulters.
Karnataka Journalist Union condemned the attack on journalists and memorandum was submitted to Police Commissioner.
DCP Shantharaju assured to take strict action against the assaulters.