AGARTALA | September 20, 2018:

Police arrested three people on Wednesday from West Tripura district for attacking a local journalist last week.

The three people identified as Prasenjit Saha, Tanmoy Deb and Narayan Debnath were arrested from their residence at Indranagar under New Capital Complex police station, police said.

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Earlier on last Wednesday, a television journalist for Live 24, Subhankar Majumder (30) was attacked by few miscreants near his home at Indranagar area last Wednesday following an altercation. His mother, upon hearing the commotion rushed to his rescue and had also sustained injuries.

Both of them were then rushed to Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital from where they were referred to the Trauma Care Centre at Gobind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital. An FIR was registered the same day.

Majumdar said that on September 12, he was returning home for lunch and saw that an auto-rickshaw driver urinating in front of his residence at Indranagar. He said that on objecting, the driver and his two associates attacked him on his head with a metal rod. Despite identifying himself as a journalist, the miscreants continued assaulting him, he added.


Live 24 bureau chief  Subhash Das, condemning the attack has demanded a proper inquiry into the issue.

Das said, “Subhankar is a very serious journalist. He identified himself as a journalist and yet they attacked him for no mistake of his. Everybody involved in the incident should be punished.”

(Tripura Daily News with inputs from Indian Express)


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