DMK leader arrested, expelled after video of him thrashing woman goes viral


CHENNAI: A DMK functionary in Perambalur district, S. Selvakumar was arrested after a video of him allegedly thrashing a woman at a beauty parlor gone viral on Thursday. He was later produced in a court which remanded him to judicial custody. police said.

In the short video which went viral Thursday, the man clad in a white shirt and dhoti is seen repeatedly kicking the woman and pushing her down in the parlour in Perambalur, about 300 km from here.

While the DMK first announced his suspension in a release Thursday, later party President M K Stalin said Selvakumar had been removed from the primary membership.

The incident comes close on the heels of a DMK local functionary and others assaulting staff of a restaurant here with a video of it going viral.

Stalin had then suspended Yuvaraj and another person and later visited the hotel and enquired about the health of those injured in the July 31 incident.

The group of men led by the DMK functionary had attacked the staff after they told them that the restaurant was closed for the day and hence cannot give them food.

"Strong action will be taken against anyone bringing disrepute to the party," Stalin had tweeted.

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