Armed, masked mobs today targeted women mediapersons who had gone to cover the protests near Kerala's Sabarimala temple. At least four media organisations were targeted -- in some cases in presence of the police. Republic TV's Pooja Prasanna was beaten with sticks, Saritha S Balan from The News Minute was kicked on the spine. Personnel from CNN-News 18 and Aaj Tak were also targeted. NDTV was stopped from covering the protests midway -- reporter Sneha Mary Koshy and cameraperson SP Babu were heckled and asked to leave.