Political reporter beaten to death in north-east India

Source: The Guardian

Shantanu Bhowmick attacked with sticks outside Agartala two weeks after high-profile murder of another journalist

Indian journalists at a road blockade set up over the killing of journalist Shantanu Bhowmick in Agartala.indi Indian journalists at a road blockade set up over the killing of journalist Shantanu Bhowmick in Agartala. Photograph: Arindam Dey/AFP/Getty Images

A reporter covering political unrest in India’s north-east was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials have said, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist.

Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks as he reported on violence on Wednesday between warring political factions and police outside Agartala, the capital of remote Tripura state.

On Thursday, the state police superintendent Abhijit Saptarshi said more than a dozen officers had also been injured in the fracas and tensions remained high in the troubled region. “We later found the journalist’s body at the site of the clashes,” he told AFP from Tripura.

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