TV scribe attacked in road rage

April 18th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by admin  

Noida, April 18 (IANS) A man who claimed to be a lawyer and a politician attacked a television journalist with an iron rod in a case of road rage in Noida in Uttar Pradesh before he was arrested. The incident took place around 11.30 p.m. Thursday at Sector 44 near the Amity University police post close to the Indian capital. Police identified the journalist as Chandra Prakash of NDTV.

Superintendent of Police Rakesh Gautam said Prakash was returning home in his car at Sector 93. While he was taking a u-turn, another car hit his car.

When Prakash objected, a man from the other car - later identified as Nand Nandan, a resident of New Delhi’s Pandav Nagar - took out a rod from his car and started beating the journalist.

On hearing his cries for help, a passing police patrol rescued him. Nand Nandan was allegedly drunk.

Nand Nandan told the police that he was an advocate and a “politician of repute”. The police filed a case against him and said his claims were false.

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