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Rahul Gandhi condemns attacks on media persons, says they are 'worrisome for Indian democracy'

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has expressed shock at the "gruesome" murder of a TV journalist in Tripura and said "repeated" attacks on the media were worrisome for the Indian democracy.

Manjul toon

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Santanu Bhowmick, 28, worked for a local television channel. He was killed in West Tripura district while he was covering an IPFT agitation on Wednesday.

Bhowmick was reportedly hit from behind and abducted at Mandai. He was later found with serious stab injuries and was rushed to the Agartala Medical College and Hospital, where the doctors declared him "brought dead".

"Appalled at the gruesome murder of TV journalist Santanu Bhowmick. Repeated attacks on media are worrisome for our democracy," Gandhi said on Twitter.

Earlier on Thursday , the Congress party's chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted Bhowmick's murder was a "grim reminder" that forces trying to "strangulate" voices of truth were on the rise.

Published Date: Sep 22, 2017 09:10 AM | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 20:00 PM

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