PCI seeks probe into murder of journalist

PCI seeks probe into murder of journalist”

A reporter covering political unrest in India's northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist.

Shantanu Bhowmick, who was working for "Dinraat" or "Day and Night" news broadcaster, was reporting on a road blockade by a political party representing indigenous tribal people when he was abducted late Wednesday, said state police chief A. K. Shukla. "We later found the journalist's body at the site of the clashes", he told AFP from Tripura.

No arrests have yet been made in relation to the death of Bhowmick.

"Whatever he was or he was not, Bhowmick was certainly a journalist..."

Referring to Bengaluru journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder on 5 September, the Guild urged the central government to take note of the string of recent attacks on mediapersons and ensure that state governments take necessary steps to protect reporters.

Reporter Santanu Bhowmick's killing in Tripura was a grim reminder of the vulnerability of small-town journalists, senior editors and media persons who gathered to mourn and condemn the incident, said today.

Meanwhile, in a joint resolution on Friday, the Press Club of India, Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Association, Federation of Press Clubs in India have chose to organise a peaceful protest on October 2 in defence of the rights of journalists.

"EGM considers any attack on any journalist weather in Manipur, Tripura or any where in the world as attack on the freedom speech so essential for functioning of the media", the EGM statement said.

The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and journalist bodies Friday condemned the murder of Tripura journalist Shantanu Bhowmick. Gauri Lankesh, editor of a weekly and a fierce critic of Hindu hard-liners, was shot and killed outside her home in Bangalore on September 5.

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