Tripura journalist Shantanu Bhowmick killed: Internet services suspension to continue till Monday

Agartala: Internet service which was suspended in Tripura following the killing of a journalist on 20 September in West Tripura district would continue for another 48 hours to stop spreading of rumours.

"Suspension of Internet service would continue in the state till Monday to stop spreading of rumour by any quarter," Superintendent of Police (West) Abhijit Saptarshi told PTI.

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar visited late journalist Shantanu Bhowmik's home at Jirania. PTI

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar visited late journalist Shantanu Bhowmik's home at Jirania. PTI

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC would also continue at Mandai, Khumulwung and Jirania areas till Sunday considering the situation, Saptarshi said.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday visited the slain journalist Shantanu Bhowmik's house at Jirania.

Bhowmick, a journalist working with a local television channel, was covering a clash between the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Tripura Rajyer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, the tribal wing of the CPM, in Mandai when he was hit from behind and abducted.

Later, Bhowmick was found with serious stab injuries and was taken to Agartala Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him 'brought dead'.

However, prohibitory orders would continue to be in force in Chhankhola and adjacent areas of Padmabil, Gayamuni and Baizalbari in Khowai district until normalcy is restored, district officials said.

Over a hundred activists of the Gana Mukti Parishad were injured in a clash with IPFT workers at Chhankhola area of Khowai district on 19 September.

Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 17:27 PM

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