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Thursday, August 23, 2012

150 - Reporters Guild calls for action - IBN Live

Chennai | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 08:20am IST

The Madras Reporters Guild on Tuesday condemned the management of IIT Madras for detaining and assaulting a press photographer of the New Indian Express, Albin Mathew, on the IIT campus on Tuesday while he was on a professional assignment.

In a statement here, R Rangaraj, president of the Guild and D Sekar, secretary, said Mathew was detained by a professor and security personnel of the IIT for taking pictures of the block and groups of students who were discussing the death of a girl student there. When the photographer resisted, the professor called in security personnel as well and assaulted Mathew.

The Guild demanded that necessary action be taken by the top management of IIT-M and police against those involved in the assault and attempted cover-up.