Editors Guild of India condemns journo's killing

Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 19:04 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

The Editors Guild of India yesterday "strongly" condemned the killing of a 48-year-old journalist in Tripura and demanded that Chief Minister Manik Sarkar bring the culprits to book immediately

The Editors Guild of India yesterday "strongly" condemned the killing of a 48-year-old journalist in Tripura and demanded that Chief Minister Manik Sarkar bring the culprits to book immediately. Sudip Datta Bhaumik, working with Bengali newspaper 'Syandan Patrika,' was gunned down on Tuesday allegedly by a constable of the Tripura State Rifle (TSR) following an altercation.

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) members held a motorbike rally during a day-long strike in Agartala yesterday to protest the killing. Pic/PTI
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) members held a motorbike rally during a day-long strike in Agartala yesterday to protest the killing. Pic/PTI

"The Editors Guild of India strongly condemns the murder of Bhowmik," it said in a release. The organisation said that the editor of the Syandan Patrika has alleged that Bhowmik was killed as he had written a series of reports, exposing financial irregularities and corruption cases involving a TSR commander. "The Guild demands that Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar have the assailants swiftly brought to justice," the release said.

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