Internet services suspended after journalist's killing in Tripura

A journalist Santanu Bhowmik was hacked to death on Wednesday, while covering the clashes between IPFT and TUGMP.

Published: 21st September 2017 11:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2017 11:26 AM   |  A+A-


AGARTALA: Internet and data services have been suspended in Agartala on Thursday, following the killing of a journalist, who was covering a clash between two political parties in Mandwai of West Tripura.
A journalist Santanu Bhowmik was hacked to death on Wednesday, while covering the clashes between Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad (TUGMP), tribal wing of Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPIM.
However, it is alleged that IPFT supporters were behind the incident.
The state government had ordered inquiry into the death of the journalist.
The Information and Culture Minister of Tripura Bhanu Lal Saha said, “It has been reported will have to inquire and if so will ask Police to act properly.”
Journalists have staged a protest in the state and demanded an exemplary punishment for whoever is behind the killing.
Section 144 was imposed in two districts of Tripura.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp