Journalist hacked to death while covering clashes between IPFT, TUGMP in Tripura

ANI | Updated: Sep 20, 2017 21:52 IST

Mandwai (Tripura) [India], September 20 (ANI): A journalist was hacked to death on Wednesday, while covering the clashes between two political parties in Mandwai of West Tripura.

Santanu Bhowmik, a journalist went to cover 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, where he was attacked by unknown persons.

However, it is alleged that IPFT supporters were behind the incident.

The state government has 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 held protest outside the Chief Minister's residence and demanded an exemplary punishment for whoever is behind the killing.

Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in two districts of Tripura. (ANI)

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