Agartala: Yet another journalist was killed in Tripura on Tuesday, the second in exactly two months, the victim being Sudip Datta Bhaumik, who was allegedly shot dead by a jawan of the 2nd Tripura State Rifles (TSR) at RK Nagar, about 20 kms from Agartala.
“Sudip Datta Bhaunik, a senior journalist with my newspaper, had gone to meet the Commandant of the 2nd TSR at RK Nagar after obtaining due appointment from him. But when he reached there he had an altercation with a PSO of the Commandant outside the latter’s office, during which the PSO shot at him. Sudip died on the spot,” Subal Dey, editor of Syandan Patrika, a leading Bengali newspaper of Agartala told The Indian Express over the telephone.
Bhaumik’s body was later brought to Agartala, while the police have arrested the PSO, a constable of the TSR, Dey said. It was on September 20 that Shantanu Bhaumik, a journalist with Din-Raat, a local TV news channel, was killed by a mob on the outskirts of Agartala while he had gone there to cover an incident of clash between CPI(M) and IPFT supporters.