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Journalist hacked to death in Tripura while covering clashes between political groups

ANI
Published Sep 21, 2017, 12:18 pm IST
Updated Sep 21, 2017, 12:19 pm IST
Journalists held protests outside the chief minister's residence and demanded an exemplary punishment for whoever is behind the killing.
Santanu Bhowmik, a journalist went to cover the clashes between Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura and Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad, tribal wing of CPI(M), where he was attacked by unknown persons. (Photo: Facebook)
 Santanu Bhowmik, a journalist went to cover the clashes between Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura and Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad, tribal wing of CPI(M), where he was attacked by unknown persons. (Photo: Facebook)

Mandwai (Tripura): A journalist was hacked to death on Wednesday, while covering the clashes between two political parties in Mandwai of West Tripura.

Santanu Bhowmik, a journalist went to cover the clashes between Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad (TUGMP), tribal wing of Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPIM, where he was attacked by unknown persons.

 

However, it is alleged that IPFT supporters were behind the incident.

The state government has ordered inquiry into the death of the journalist.

The Information and Culture Minister of Tripura Bhanu Lal Saha said, "It has been reported; we will have to inquire and will ask Police to act properly."

Journalists held protests outside the chief minister's residence and demanded an exemplary punishment for whoever is behind the killing.

Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in two districts of Tripura.

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Location: India, Tripura, Agartala




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