Editorials go blank to protest killing of Tripura journalist

BJP and Congress have called for a strike to protest the killing.

Tripura(India), November 23: A majority of newspapers in Tripura have left blank space for editorials , in protest against the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik. The BJP and Congress have also called for a strike accusing Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his government for failing to protect media persons.

 

Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 50, was a crime reporter with Bengali daily Syandan Patrika and TV channel “Vanguard” in Tripura. He reportedly had an argument with Nandu Reang, the accused posted with Tripura State Rifles, when he had gone to the headquarters of 2nd battalion of TSR in RK Nagar, around 30 km from state capital Agartala.

 

Athulya Nambiar