A 46 year old TV reporter in Madurai was stabbed early this morning in a market near Mullai Nagar by three alleged drug peddlers. The accused reportedly suspected that the journalist had complained about them to the police, following which they attacked him.
This was not Chandiran, the Polimer news reporter's first encounter with the assaulters. According to his family, in October last year, someone from the neighborhood complained about the men to the police. The accused were, for some reason, under the impression that Chandiran was the complainant. Following this, they allegedly targeted the victim and his family.
"They set fire to the air conditioner's vent in our house first. Then the three of them forcefully entered the house one day in October itself and beat me up," says Chandiran's 19-year-old son Ratish.
Following these incidents of assault, Chandiran complained to the police. "They were arrested, but let off just two days later. We don't know how they managed to get out," said Ratish.
The victim was at the local market to buy milk at seven in the morning, when he was attacked by the three men. He was stabbed multiple times. The bleeding reporter was rushed to the hospital by family members. He is currently undergoing treatment at Meenakshi Mission Hospital.
"We don't know what instigated them to attack my father suddenly today," said Ratish. "He is stable and under observation now, but we are worried," he added.
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