Journalist Shot Dead In Tripura By Policeman During Argument

Journalist shot dead in Tripura by jawan

Two months after murder of a young journalist Santanu Bhowmik, another Tripura journalist, Sudip Datta Bhowmik, was allegedly shot dead by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper at RK Nagar, almost 20 km from the state capital on Tuesday.

News reports said he had gone to RK Nagar to meet the commandant of the 2nd TSR.

Later, the body was shifted to GB Pant Hospital where the post-mortem was carried out in the presence of executive magistrate.

Sudip Datta Bhowmik worked with a local Bengali newspaper, Syandan Patrika, and a news channel, Vanguard, as "an investigative journalist".

The veteran journalist alleged the Commandant had tried to hide the body in order to hush up the entire episode, he said, adding that the journalist bodies want immediate arrest of Tapan Debbarma.

West Tripura SP Abhijit Saptarshi was quoted by PTI as saying,"After reaching the spot, we found the journalist lying in a pool of blood".

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Police which is tight-lipped about the incident said that they have arrested Nandagopal Reang, the PSO of the commandant and investigating the circumstances in which incident took place.

"It was Debbarma who called Bhaumik to the battalion headquarters.Bhaumik's mobile phone is missing, but all other belongings such as money bag and pen were recovered", Dey claimed.

The case should be handed over to the CBI, the party said.

"We strongly condemn the brutal killing of Tripura. My condolences to the family of the deceased".

Yet another journalist was killed in Tripura on Tuesday noon, the second in two months.

In another incident, a TV journalist Santanu Bhowmick covering agitation and road blockade by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) was abducted and killed in Tripura.

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