DMK has suspended its youth wing secretary from the primary membership of the party for assaulting employees of a restaurant in Chennai after it refused to serve him food since it had closed for the day.
A case has been registered against the accused Yuvraj and some of his accomplices in connection with the case. A CCTV footage of the incident has gone viral on social media in which a couple of persons are seen thrashing the employees of the restaurant after talking to them briefly. The incident happened at Virugambakkam on Sunday night.
WATCH VIDEO: DMK youth leader thrashes hotel staff for refusing food after closing time, suspended from party pic.twitter.com/p6pUaIEO58
A senior official said they are absconding. According to the hotel staff, the group demanded that they be served food but were told that the restaurant had closed for the day. Following this, they got angry and suddenly started assaulting some staff members, the employees said.
The CCTV footage shows Yuvraj having an argument with the hotel cashier before he turned violent and hit on the latter’s face multiple times. The waiters who tried to intervene were also assaulted.
Stating that the incident was “strongly condemnable”, DMK working president MK Stalin warned strong action against “anyone bringing disrepute to the party.”
விருகம்பாக்கத்தில் உள்ள கடை உரிமையாளர் மற்றும் ஊழியர்கள் மீது தாக்குதல் நடத்தியிருப்பது கடும் கண்டனத்திற்குரியது. கழக கட்டுப்பாட்டை மீறியவர்கள் நீக்கப்பட்டுள்ளார்கள். கழக நற்பெயருக்கு ஊறு விளைவிக்கும் வகையில் யார் செயல்பட்டாலும் கடும் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும் என எச்சரிக்கிறேன்! pic.twitter.com/Y5PdjGjeMI
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 1, 2018
According to The News Minute, the hotel staff were assaulted for refusing them free biriyani. Tamilselvan, the owner of the restaurant, who was in Delhi when the incident happened, said the goons demanded free biriyani by using DMK patriarch Karunanidhi’s ill health.
“We were completely out of food and the shop was actually closed. Even if we had food we would have given it to get rid of them. But we did not have anything and we were closing accounts,” Tamilselvan told the online portal.
With PTI inputs