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.
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.
Appalled at the gruesome murder of TV journalist Shantanu Bhowmik. Repeated attacks on media are worrisome for our democracy
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 21, 2017
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.
Another journalist killed! Murder of #SantanuBhowmik is a grim reminder that forces who want to strangulate voices of truth are on rise. RIP pic.twitter.com/jNCOaQ4YO4 — Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 21, 2017
Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 20:00 PM