Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura.
Bhowmik, a reporter of “Syandan Patrika” and television channel “Vanguard”, was shot dead by the bodyguard of the Tripura State Rifles Second Battalion Commandant on Tuesday.
In a statement here, MEPA General Secretary Phillip Marwein demanded exemplary punishment to deter others, including law enforcers, to stop crimes against media persons which he said occurred there at regular intervals.
“MEPA also demands that the Tripura government ought to immediately extend ex-gratia payment to the bereaved family,” Marwein said.
The Shillong Press Club demanded expeditious investigation and timely justice to the bereaved family.
“In a matter of two months, the journalist fraternity in the Northeast in general and Tripura in particular has lost two precious souls who have endeavoured to discharge their professional duties selflessly,” a Club statement noted.
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