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Journalist hacked to death, sec 144 imposed

22 September 2017

At the same time, Tripura Health Minister Badal Chaudhary condemned the murder of the journalist and said that we will investigate this and ask the top police officials to work properly in this case.

On Tuesday, over 60 members of TRUGP were injured in separate attacks allegedly by rival IPFT cadres at 12 places in Tripura. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) continued to be in force while internet services have been suspended in most parts of Tripura.

"Unfortunately, Bhowmik's killing is not an isolated incident".

The deceased journalist has been identified as Shantanu Bhowmik. A silent funeral possession will be organised inAgartala on Thursday by The Agartala Press Club and Tripura Working Journalists' Association (TWJA).

Police has already arrested two persons Bikash and Shyamal Debbarma for their suspected involvement in the incident.

The horrific killing of young journalist Santanu Bhoumik at Mandai in Tripura once again showed how much vulnerable scribes are in this country.

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Inspector-general Sreejesh said there was no further violence since Wednesday night. "It was gruesome", said a journalist from Agartala.

Once again a journalist has been murdered.

However, it's important that the fight must go on.

Deputy inspector general of police Arindam Nath told IANS news agency that four IPFT members were arrested from the spot.

According to reports, Bhowmick was abducted from the scene of the agitation and was later found with grave injuries.

Santanu Bhowmik's life was taken away by mindless violence when he was discharging his professional journalistic duties. He tweeted, "This ghastly act is about BJP-RSS' approach to journalists and silencing voices". A CBI inquiry has been demanded by The Tripura Journalists' Union (TJU).

Journalist hacked to death, sec 144 imposed