A local DMK functionary allegedly thrashed a woman at a beauty parlour with a video of the brutality going viral on Thursday, leading to his arrest and the party sacking him from primary membership.
In the short video, 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.
#WATCH Former DMK Corporator Selvakumar hits a woman at a beauty salon in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur. The incident took place on 25th May' 18. He has been arrested by the police and has been suspended from primary membership of the party (Source: CCTV footage) pic.twitter.com/B623qaLc0k— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2018
A few other women present attempted to stop him, but he continued the assault.
Though it was not clear when the incident occurred, the man, identified as S Selvakumar, a DMK functionary in Perambalur district, was arrested and produced in a court which remanded him to judicial custody, police said.
While the DMK first announced his suspension in a release, late evening party President M K Stalin said Selvakumar had been removed from the primary membership.
Announcing the expulsion in the social media, he warned of stern action against cadres who indulge in such anarchy.
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.