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A video viral on social media claiming, Tamilnadu #BJP neta Selva Kumar kicked reckless Lady Doctor on duty. Forward this Video to all group until he will be punished

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News CLAIM: A video viral on social media claiming, Tamilnadu #BJP neta Selva Kumar kicked reckless Lady Doctor on duty. Forward this Video to all group until he will be punished

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TRUTH & Verification: A video is viral on Social media claiming a BJP leader assaulting a Lady Doctor on duty.

The person in the video is not a BJP leader but a DMK leader. News published by timesofindia, dated Sep 2018 states that “On cam: DMK leader kicks a woman at a beauty parlour, arrested”.

A former DMK councillor Selva Kumar was caught on camera brutally attacking a woman inside a beauty parlour. In the CCTV video, the councillor can be seen kicking the woman on her thighs at least three times. The woman can be seen writhing in pain and trying to get away from the assaulter. The DMK leader was apparently angry due to a monetary dispute between the two of them. After the video went viral, the police have arrested Selva Kumar. Also, the DMK has suspended him from the party.

 ANI also gave the same information, #WATCH Former DMK Corporator Selvakumar hits a woman at a beauty salon in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur. The incident took place on 25th May' 18. He has been arrested by the police and has been suspended from the primary membership of the party (Source: CCTV footage)

VERDICT: Old Video of a DMK leader




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