Hyderabad, Oct.21: It was a scene rarely seen on Indian Television--and that too live.The crew of the Telugu channel NTV and its viewers were in for a shock when they were holding a panel discussion in the studio on issues relating to Telangana agitation.
As the discussion wound its way forward, a TRS student leader B Suman and a representative of the victims' families Raghuma Reddy got into heated arguments.
Sparks flew after Reddy alleged that the TRS was not doing much for the welfare of the families of people who died during the agitation for a separate Telangana state.
Reddy's charge provoked Suman who animately countered that assistance was being rendered at local level.
In no time, words got messy and even before anyone expected Suman pounced upon Reddy and landed him with punches and blows.
All this was happening live on the channel and it took few seconds for the stunned crew to cut the programme and hold the fight with the anchor having no choice but to say "we are taking a break." The incident happened last week. PTI