By Akhil Reddy On May 13th, 2020

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows Tamil Nadu DMK party Leader Selva Kumar kicking a lady doctor on duty. But, FACTLY has found that the video is related to an incident in 2018 and the lady being kicked in the video is not a doctor. According to news reports, the incident happened at a salon in Perambalur (TN) in 2018. The woman in the video is the owner of the salon and allegedly had a monetary dispute with Selvakumar. As the video went viral in 2018, Selvakumar was suspended from the DMK party and was arrested by the Police.

Sources:
Claim – Facebook post (archived)
Fact 
1. ANI Tweet – https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1040148919232028673
2. News article – https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/dmk-man-kicks-assaults-woman-tn-beauty-parlour-party-suspends-him-88284
3. News article – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/city/chennai/on-cam-dmk-leader-kicks-woman-at-a-beauty-parlour-arrested/videoshow/65798243.cms

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Originally published at Factly