Republic TV’s Journalist Attacked By Mob In Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: Republic TV’s South Bureau Chief Pooja Prasanna her vehicle and crew were surrounded by an over 100-strong mob of men, some of whom were masked, at Nilakkal enroute Sabarimala, where the famed Sabarimala Temple is on Wednesday set to open its doors to all women devotees for the first time.

Visuals of the attack show the mob surrounding the car, shoving their faces into every window and the windshield, shouting loudly, making intimidatory gestures, and then, slamming the car from all sides.

After re-establishing contact with Republic TV’s newsroom following the attack, Pooja Prasanna narrated her terrifying ordeal, and confronted ‘Save Sabarimala campaigner’ Rahul Easwar on his politics that facilitated such an attack. She also spoke of the helplessness of other journalists who also faced attack right in front of her.

(This article has been reproduced here in arrangement with Republic TV)