Anantnag: Agitated locals manhandled and beat up a local scribe, working as a stringer for a New Delhi based news channel.
The journalist had reached the site of the gunfight early Sunday morning to report the encounter when the incident took place.
He told Kashmir Reader that someone from the crowd pointed at him and alleged that he had a CCTV in his camera.
“Many from the crowd pounced on me and started beating me. I took dozens of blows while some of them even tore my clothes,” he said.
He said that the crowd then accused him of being a police informer.
He was rescued by some fellow media men but not before he had been thrashed.