Eenadu TV's Special Correspondent BLSV Prasad was slapped and abused by unidentified persons while he was discharging his professional duties at thedharnastaged by Telangana Journalists Forum here at Jantar Mantar on Thursday.
While Mr. Prasad was packing his paraphernalia after thedharna got over, he was accosted by a man who accused him of giving incorrect number of supporters at thedharna in his report.
“The man shouted at me to create an unpleasant situation. He was the instigator and about 40 people surrounded me. One of them slapped me twice . Even when I got into my car I was prevented from leaving. I was targeted because I am from Andhra and the idea was to send across a message that anyone who had different perception of the Telangana demand would be given the same treatment,” said Mr. Prasad.