September 20, 2017
KARACHI - A journalist Wednesday was killed in India’s West Tripura district while on an assignment covering an agitation and road blockade, NDTV reported.
Santanu Bhowmick, 29, from Dinrat news channel was covering the agitation and road blockade by agitated members of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and CPI-M’s tribal wing Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP). They had gathered at Mandai in western Tripura after a series of violent attacks across the state Tuesday.
The journalist was attacked with sharp-edged weapons when he along with a video journalist was covering the road blockade.
The journalist was later moved to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival by doctors. Journalists in large numbers later gathered outside GBP Hospital where his body was kept.
No arrests were reported by the police.
Bhowmick is the second Indian journalist to be killed this month after unidentified assailants shot dead senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at her home in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar on September 5.
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