`Lokmat` newspaper office in Jalgaon ransacked

About a dozen unidentified persons ransacked the local office of Marathi daily `Lokmat` on Thursday evening.

Jalgaon: About a dozen
unidentified persons ransacked the local office of Marathi
daily `Lokmat` on Thursday evening and also assaulted some staffers,
police said.

The persons barged into the office, located in Golani
Complex in heart of the city, at around 4 pm.

They damaged the computers, glass doors, telephone
instruments, other office equipment, and also abused and beat
up some of the staffers, according to a complaint lodged by
one of the employees, Rajendra Shankar Wani.

Police suspect the attack was linked to a news report
in today edition about a woman from Walmik Nagar allegedly
forcing her daughter into flesh trade.

A group of residents from Walmik Nagar, angered by the
report, may have attacked the newspaper office, police said.
Policemen have been deployed at the Lokmat office and
a search has been launched to nab the attackers, they added.

PTI

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