Few days back a video clip appeared that showed Madhya Pradesh minister Kusum Mehdele kicking a child who was begging her for money.
Soon after the incident a new video appeared showing a journalist offering money to the boy at 1:32 mins in the video.
Following the video, the TV channel released this statement, clarifying that the reporter was a stringer who has now been terminated.
AajTak’s official statement on raw footage of questionable clip, rejected & never aired on channel, being circulated pic.twitter.com/Xs3GoKOQLH
— India Today (@IndiaToday) November 4, 2015
But since the media house claimed that the man was “neither a reporter nor a stringer”, Twitterati posed some relevant questions.
how did he get the aajtak logo mic?
— (Anil Kohli) (@anilkohli54) November 4, 2015
Comments against Aaj Tak continued to gain momentum on Twitter.
Aaj Tak journo bribes beggar with alcohol to parrot a statement created by him. How do we trust reports from Aaj tak now? — … (@bwoyblunder) November 4, 2015
This is the video showing how the journalist is literally putting words in the boy’s mouth.