2 Nov 2015

Indian minister slammed for kicking beggar

1:53 pm on 2 November 2015

A minister from India's governing BJP party has been filmed kicking away a begging child in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

The incident took place as the minister was leaving an event promoting cleanliness.

Television footage shows a boy on his knees obstruct the path of Kusum Mehdele, before she kicks out.

There has been widespread condemnation of the minister's behaviour in Indian media.