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Andhra Tourism officer thrashes disabled woman colleague for asking him to wear a mask

The man has now been arrested and being made to test for the novel coronavirus
Jun 30, 2020 / 05:10 PM IST
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Myth 5: Someone living with a mental illness is more likely to commit a crime or be violent | A mere 7.5 percent of violent acts are committed by people experiencing symptoms of mental illness, according to Bulthuis. “More often than not, individuals with mental health issues are not violent. Someone with a mental illness is actually nearly 4 times more likely to be a victim of crime”.(Representative Image)

In a disturbing video, that is being shared widely, an employee of the Andhra Pradesh tourism department is seen thrashing a differently-abled woman colleague only because she asked him to wear a mask.

According to a report by NDTV, the man is a deputy manager at a hotel which comes under the Andhra tourism department. The incident took place on June 27 at Nellore.

In the horrifying video, the man, wearing an orange shirt, is seen pulling the woman by her hair, and dragging her on the floor before he begins to beat her and kick her. Other male colleagues are seen stopping the man from the assault, but he does not budge. Instead, he picks up an object (resembling a rod) and starts to thrash her with that. Meanwhile, another woman colleague is seen shutting her ears and leaving the room in which the incident took place.

Eventually, the man was led out of the room. He has now been arrested and being made to test for the novel coronavirus.

Reacting to the video, National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma said, “I am going to take it up right away. He needs to be booked for his act.”

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S Rajiv Krishna, advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government, said such an action will not be tolerated.
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first published: Jun 30, 2020 05:10 pm

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