Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of at least 15 commuters pinned down and assaulted a television journalist who boarded a crowded suburban train in Thane, Maharastra, here on Wednesday, an official said.
The incident took place at around 7.15 a.m. when the journalist with India TV news channel, Sudhir Shukla, was attempting to board the crowded Mumbai-bound train to Andheri at the Mira Road station in Thane.
A large group of commuters allegedly prevented him from getting in, but Shukla somehow managed to push himself inside the compartment.
Angered by this, the commuters pinned down Shukla and brutally assaulted him. He sustained head and face injuries in the mob fury.
Shukla got off at Andheri and registered a complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP), who later took him to the Cooper Hospital in Juhu and allowed to leave after first aid.