Tripura Congress president and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma on Thursday landed in a controversy after a video where he was seen slapping a youth inside Khowai police station in Tripura became public.
According to information, a youth was picked up by police for alledly attacking Pragya Deb Burman, Congress’ East Tripura Lok Sabha candidate and Pradyot’s elder sister in the afternoon on Thursday.
Congress candidate Pragya Deb Burman was allegedly attacked by some miscreants at Tulasikhar in Khowai district, about 70 km from Agartala, the state capital of Tripura on Thursday.
A youth, Mithun Debbarma, was arrested, police said.
In the video clip, Debbarma was seen entering the police station along with some of his supporters.
The youth stood from a bench inside the police station and sought apology with folded hands.
But the royal scion suddenly slapped the youth in front of the police officials.
He was later taken away by his supporters.
It may be mentioned that East Tripura Lok Sabha constituency was supposed to go to poll in the second phase on April 18 but due to law and order situation, the Election Commission of India (ECI) deferred the polling date to third phase on April 23.
Earlier, reacting to the attack on his sister, Pradyot on his Twitter handle alleged involvement of paid goons engaged by some ‘minister’ in the incident.
He tweeted: “Very sad to see that my sister RK Pragya attacked by paid goondas in Tulashikhar , khowai by drunk goons . One person arrested and many will follow! Mr Minister (You know who i am talking about) you will have to pay dearly for hiring people to attack my sister.”