Chennai: A private school teacher has been arrested for verbally abusing a Congress woman MLA while speaking on a live television show on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, besides making certain remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, police said on Friday.
Casmirraj alias Tamil Dasan (45), residing at Mandaiveli here, was arrested last night, police said.
His mobile phone and sim card have been confiscated, a police release said.
Earlier, Congress MLA from Vilavankode (Kanyakumari), S Vijayatharani had lodged a complaint with police after Raj abused her on the interactive show, it said.
She was participating in a debate on the construction of "Mullivaaykal Mutram," in Thanjavur, a memorial dedicated recently in honour of Tamil martyrs killed in Sri Lanka in the last leg of the war against the LTTE in 2009.
He had also allegedly made some remarks against Jayalalithaa.