VARANASI: TOI‘s Banaras Times photographer Unmesh Pandey was attacked by six motorcycle-borne miscreants on Naria Road in Lanka police station area on Saturday midnight when he was returning home from a cultural event.

Reason behind could not become clear. The police have launched a search for the assailants after lodging an under section 323, 504 and 506 of IPC.

After covering the cultural event at the Benares Club on Saturday night, Pandey left for his home in Karaundi area on his motorcycle. He was passing through Naria when two motorcycle-borne youths intercepted him. Soon, more youths reached there and attacked him. Before fleeing they issued threats of dire consequences to him.

Unmesh immediately reported the matter to the police. Anand Kulkarni said that an FIR has already been lodged and efforts are being made to identify the assailants with footage of installed in nearby buildings.

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