Congress MP S Jothimani hospitalised days after alleging assault by Delhi Police

Reported By:DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Web Team |Source: DNA webdesk |Updated: Jun 18, 2022, 01:41 PM IST

Congress Lok Sabha MP from Karur, S Jothimani was admitted to the RML Hospital in Delhi on Saturday. The development comes after the party leader from Tamil Nadu was allegedly beaten up by Delhi Police during the Congress protests against the Enforcement Directorate’s summon to Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case.

The news of Jothimani being hospitalised was reported by news agency ANI based on info from the Office of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha. Earlier, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had shared a video of the MP who was allegedly beaten up.

This is outrageous in any democracy. To deal with a woman protestor like this violates every Indian standard of decency, but to do it to a LokSabha MP is a new low. I condemn the conduct of the ⁦@DelhiPolice⁩ & demand accountability. Speaker ⁦@ombirlakota⁩ please act! pic.twitter.com/qp7zyipn85
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 15, 2022

The alleged manhandling of Jothimani and some other Congress leaders by the police was narrated by Chowdhury to LS Speaker Om Birla on Thursday. Some Congress MPs, including Jothimani, were alleged to have been dragged by the police.

It is claimed that her clothes “were torn”. Congress alleges Jothimani was forcibly taken away by the police while protesting outside the Congress office on Wednesday. She was among the party leaders detained on the day by the police following demonstrations.

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