Delhi gang-rape case: Journalists face brunt of police action during protests

Mediapersons, who were covering protests against the gang-rape of a young girl on Sunday faced the brunt of police action with cops spraying water cannons on scribes and their equipment and even beating up some of them.

New Delhi: Mediapersons, who were covering protests against the gang-rape of a young girl on Sunday faced the brunt of police action with cops spraying water cannons on scribes and their equipment and even beating up some of them.

As protests reached a crescendo in the evening, media persons covering the protest at India Gate were allegedly targeted by the police.

A senior journalist of a leading English newspaper was beaten up despite showing his identity card. The injured journalist was taken to hospital.
A woman reporter and a cameraperson of separate English news channels suffered injuries when teargas shells exploded near them.

PTI

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