Yesterday there was a minor fracas in Madurai Railway Station where an unidentified man with a knife got close to M.K.Stalin, minister in the TN Government. The man was noticed by a CRPF constable who tried to stop him. In the process, the constable had his fingers grazed / cut by the knife and was bleeding. Those fingers were repeatedly telecast in Sun News, the DMK news channel. Based on this incident, Mr. Stalin's security had been upgraded to Z category.
I am not getting into the reasons behind the so called attack and stuff. My favorite Newspaper The Hindu carried the news in its front page today. Nothing wrong with that. After all Mr. Stalin is a minister and also the son of the Chief Minister. The subheading reads CRPF guard who tried to intercept the armed intruder gets stabbed .
Given below is the picture of the CRPF constable (in the inset) who was stabbed according to The Hindu.
The image is from Tamil Murasu newspaper, the DMK leaning eveninger. Even the party newspaper claims that the constable tried to hold the knife and in the process got his fingers grazed. But our National Newspaper claims the constable was stabbed. My bet is tomorrow, some reader will point this out to the Reader's Editor and that gentleman will call Oxford English Dictionary to substantiate that a stab is equal to a cut.
Update: In the follow up article today, the stab becomes a cut injury (see the second paragraph) miraculously. No explanations given ofcourse.