Journalist’s killing during IPFT blockade: Internet services suspended in Agartala

21 September 2017, 09:15 AM
Journalist’s killing: Internet services suspended in Agartala (File photo)
Journalist’s killing: Internet services suspended in Agartala (File photo)

Tension mounted in Agartala after killing of journalist Santanu Bhowmick while covering agitation and road blockade by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) was abducted and killed in Tripura.

As a precautionary measure, internet data services suspended in Agartala following kiling of a journalist covering a clash between between IPFT and TUGMP in Mandwai.

Journalists in large numbers are holding protest outside Tripura chief minister’s residence after the murder of the journalist. The protesting journalist are demanding immediate arrest of all the people involved in the abduction and murder of the scribe.

Abhijit Saptarshi, West district Superintendent of Police (SP) said, “In our initial investigation we have learnt that the journalist was hit from behind and abducted. He was later found with fatal stab injuries.”

The SP added the journalist was rushed to the Agartala Medical College and Hospital for medical treatment but the doctors of the hospital declared him brought dead.         

First Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 09:10 AM
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