Agartala (Tripura) [India], Nov 22 (ANI): Commandant of 2nd Tripura State Rifles Tapan Debbarma was arrested last night in connection with Journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik's alleged murder case yesterday.
He is to be produced in the court today.
President of Tripura Journalists Union, Syed Sajjad Ali, speaking about the incident said, no one exactly knows what happened.
"Fact of the matter is that he was shot dead and we understand he was shot dead inside the chamber. He was fired in a meticulous way. Also, there were other follow up measure they took to hush up the evidence by taking away the body to a distance. His phone was also missing," Ali told ANI.
"Yesterday's incident is more horrific as it was executed by the security force," Ali added.
Sudip Datta Bhowmik was allegedly shot dead on Tuesday in Tripura's RK Nagar.
He was reportedly killed inside the battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) in RK Nagar.
"Sudip's was a cold-blooded murder. He was killed inside the Circle Officer's room," Bhowmik's brother told ANI.
Earlier, on September 20, a journalist, Santanu Bhowmik, was killed allegedly while he was covering a road blockade agitation of the IPFT.
It was said Lankesh was targetted for her work against right-wing Hindu extremism. (ANI)