`Lokmat` newspaper office in Jalgaon ransacked
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 23:24
  
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


First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 23:24


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