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One more held in connection with attack on journalist, wife

Sanjay prasad

Police yesterday arrested a 20-year-old student day after a city-based journalist and his wife were allegedly assaulted by six eve-teasers in suburban Malad

Sanjay prasad

Image shows how Sanjay Prasad was injured in clashes with eve teasers

Mumbai: A day after a city-based journalist and his wife were allegedly assaulted by six eve-teasers in suburban Malad, police yesterday arrested a 20-year-old student, who they said is a prime accused in the case.

Afroz Sayyad, a student of a college based in suburban Jogeshwari, was apprehended today, police said.

With Sayyad’s arrest, police has arrested two persons and are looking for four others who were allegedly involved in the incident. Police had arrested one Vijay Bahadur yesterday.

The incident occurred in Malad when Sanjay Prasad, a journalist with a Hindi news channel, and his wife were shopping at a market when a young man allegedly passed a lewd comment against his wife.

Prasad strongly objected and a heated argument ensued. The young man walked away only to return with five others who attacked the couple and threatened them with dire consequences.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Press Club has condemned the incident and urged police commissioner Rakesh Maria to “take stern action against the assailants and to provide citizens with a sense of safety and security”.

PTI

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