The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has condemned the attack

Mathrubhumis Kottakkal office vandalised in Kerala
news Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 09:38

A group of miscreants attacked and vandalized the Mathrubhumi newspaper office at Kottakkal in Malappuram districton Tuesday

Photographer Sajan V. Nambiar was severely injured in the attack and valuable equipment in the office was destroyed.

There was a bus accident near the newspaper office on Tuesday morning and the attack took place soon after the incident.

Following the accident, a violent mob destroyed the bus and blocked the highway for hours. The mob was provoked by Mathrubhumi journalists who were covering the violence.  

The newsmen took shelter in the newspaper office when the mob charged at them, The Hindu reports.

The attackers also threatened the women staff in the office, while destroying furniture and office equipment.

The miscreants also did not allow the injured photographer to be taken to hospital. Only after they left, was he shifted to hospital.

The police registered a case against several persons, but no arrests have been made yet.

The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has condemned the attack.