Achutyanand Sahu (right)
Achutyanand Sahu (right)

News Cameramen Association condoles demise of DD cameraman

ANI | Updated: Oct 31, 2018 16:31 IST

Balangir (Odisha) [India], Oct 31 (ANI): The News Cameramen Association (NCA) on Wednesday expressed condolences over the death of Doordarshan video journalist Achutyanand Sahu in a Naxal attack in Dantewada on Tuesday.
Surinder Kapoor, the General Secretary of the association, said: "Our thoughts are with the bereaved family. We stand in solidarity with media persons who work in such dangerous situations."
Sahu, along with two police personnel were killed in an ambush in a poll-bound Dantewada district, a Maoist hotbed in the heavily forested central Indian state. Another police personnel who was critically injured in the attack, succumbed to his injuries today.
The mortal remains of Sahu were brought to his residence at Balangir village in Ghusuramunda district.
DD news had deployed a team to cover the elections in Bastar, slated to be held on November 12. On Tuesday, the team accompanied by the police forces was videotaping a notice put up by Naxals to boycott the elections and stop development works.
Naxals subsequently attacked the team, which was accompanied by a dozen security personnel. Sahu was caught in the crossfire before the rebels snatched away the camera. (ANI)