Tripura journalist shot dead by police personnel

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Agartala: A journalist of Tripura was shot dead by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura on Tuesday, informed police.

“Tapan Debbarma, the bodyguard of the TSR’s Second Battalion Commandant, opened fire killing Sudip Datta Bhowmik on the spot,” a police officer said.

The body of Bhowmik, a reporter of “Syandan Patrika” and local television channel “Venguard”, was brought to Gobinda Ballav Panth Medical College and Hospital here for postmortem.

On September 20, a television journalist, Santanu Bhowmik, 28, was killed allegedly by some activists of a party in Mandai, 35 km from here.

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