RTI activist Malikarjun Bhaikatti had, through an RTI query, revealed that an illegal construction was carried out in a building and boys hostel in Latur Marathwada region, and he addressed a press conference at Latur to expose the illegal construction.
Not long after Shiv Sena workers took Bhaikatti to the college premises where some 4000 students were present and assaulted the man with an iron rod and blackened his face.
The injured RTI activist was admitted to a hospital in Latur.
One local Sena activist said Bhaikatti was a ‘blackmailer’.
This follows another incident where Sena workers had blackened the face of the chairman of the Observer Research Foundation.