Vijayawada: Female journalist abused while covering powerboat racing event

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh): On the concluding day of F1H2O powerboat racing event in Vijayawada on November 18, a female reporter of a vernacular news channel was allegedly abused by a man while covering the event.

The reporter was doing live reporting when she was allegedly shunted out by the security personnel present there. When she questioned them over the sudden wrap-up, a person, said to be one of the members of the event’s organiser team, made sarcastic comments against her, which led to an altercation between the two.

When the reporter asked him to remain quiet he abused her and used filthy language. The reporter filed a complaint in this regard at the Bhavanipuram police station on Tuesday. Bhavanipuram circle inspector Mohan Reddy told ANI that they received the complaint and filed a case under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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