DMK functionary held for assaulting writer Jayamohan
By The Hindu 16-Jun-2019
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.
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