Journalist Sudip Bhaumik killing: Press Council of India asks for report from Tripura government

The Press Council of India (PCI) today 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).

Published: 22nd November 2017 11:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2017 11:59 PM   |  A+A-

Women console a relative of the senior journalist who was killed in a firing by Tripura State Rifles jawan in Agartala on Tuesday. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Press Council of India (PCI) today 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).

Sudip Datta Bhaumik, working with Bengali newspaper 'Syandan Patrika, was gunned down yesterday following an altercation with the TSR constable, the second killing of a media person in Tripura in two months.

Taking suo-motu cognisance of the issue, the PCI chairman 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", the PCI said in a release.

Bhaumik was gunned down around 2 pm inside the headquarters of the 2nd battalion of the TSR at R K Nagar, West Tripura superintendent of Police (SP) Abhijit Saptarshi had said.

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