Tripura: PCI asks for report from state govt on journalist’s killing

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AGARTALA, November 23: The Press Council of India (PCI) has asked for a report from the Tripura government on the killing of a 48-year-old journalist allegedly by a constable of the Tripura State Rifle (TSR).

According to a PCI release, the PCI chairman taking suo-motu cognisance of the issue ordered to immediately seek a report on the matter along with a reply from "the chief secretary, the secretary (Home), Director General of Police, Government of Tripura and Commandant of 2nd battalion of TSR."

Sudip Datta Bhaumik, working with Bengali newspaper 'Syandan Patrika, was gunned down on Tuesday following an altercation with the TSR constable.

The killing comes just two months after a local television journalist was killed in the north eastern state.

On September 20, Santanu Bhowmick was killed at Mandai in West Tripura district when he went to cover an agitation by the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT).

(Agencies)

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