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Journalist shot dead by Tripura State Rifles jawan

AGARTALA: A middle-aged newspaper journalist, identified as Sudip Datta Bhowmik, was reportedly killed inside the camp of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) 2nd battalion at RK Nagar in eastern part of Agartala around lunch hour on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) West Tripura Abhijeet Saptarshi said that the details of the incident have not yet been received from TSR authority. However, he was shifted to Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) in critical condition.

"We have received the first information of the incident and top officials of police have rushed to the spot. Details are awaited," Saptarshi said.

However, DIG (Southern Range) Arindam Nath said that police launched investigation into the case.

According to reports, Sudip Datta Bhowmik (49) went to meet Commandant of TSR 2nd battalion Tapan Debbarma but he was prevented by his office staff. Sudip was then engaged in a scuffle with the office staff of the commandant and he was suddenly shot by a rifleman on duty. The accused rifleman Nanda Reang was detained by other jawans.

Sudip was taken to AGMC in a critical conditioN where THE doctors declared him 'brought dead'. The incident HAS triggered serious reaction from media persons. Sudip WAS working with Bengali daily 'Syandan Patrika' and his elder brother Pradip Datta Bhowmik is the news editor and publisher oF the daily 'Dainik Sambad'. He is survived his wife and a daughter.

Source: TOI


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