For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
A freelance journalist has been assaulted by mobs as he had been covering an incident at the Batticaloa Nursing College.
He has lodged a complaint with police that the incident took place around 1.30pm today (Aug. 19).
His video camera with a cassette was seized by the assailants.
Later, a police team visited the scene of the incident and retrieved the video camera.