DMK functionary held for assaulting writer Jayamohan
A grocer, also a DMK functionary, was arrested by the police for allegedly assaulting writer Jayamohan and verbally abusing his family on Friday night.
The police said that Mr. Jayamohan of Saradha Nagar near Parvathipuram bought two packets of dosa batter from a grocery store near his house on Friday night. As the batter was not good, he returned the packets after a few minutes. When the woman at the shop refused to take them back, the writer flung the packs at the shop. Even as he was leaving the spot, Selvam, a DMK functionary who owns the shop, picked a quarrel with the writer and allegedly assaulted him, the police said.
Mr. Jayamohan went home but did not tell anything about the incident to his wife or daughter. A while later, an inebriated Selvam went to the writer’s home and abused him, his wife and daughter, the police said.
The writer’s family members persuaded him to lodge a police complaint and get treated for the bruises. Mr. Jayamohan filed a complaint with Nesamony Nagar police on Friday night.
The police registered a case against Selvam under Sections 294 (b) (uttering obscene words to verbally abuse), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and arrested him.