The incident occurred in the heart of the city at around 11.30 pm on Thursday night when R Lenin, news editor of 'Kerala Kaumudhi' was on his way home after night shift.
       
The auto-rickshaw driver demanded Rs 40 for a short trip from MG Road to KSRTC Bus stop, leading to a heated exchange of words.
    
Lenin got down halfway through and said he would file a complaint with police. This angered the auto-rickshaw driver who then used an iron rod to attack the scribe and injured him, police said.
       
On the basis of his complaint, the driver was arrested.

(Agencies)

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