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PCI team meets Tripura CM over scribes’ deaths

 AGARTALA, Dec 7 - Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI), Justice CK Prasad and two of its members on Wednesday met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and discussed the killing of two journalists in the State, sources said.

The PCI has earlier taken suo moto cognisance of the killings of Sudip Dutta Bhomick, a reporter of a local vernacular daily ‘Syandan Patrika’ and Shantanu Bhowmick, a reporter of a local TV news channel ‘Dinrat’.

Shantanu Bhowmick was hacked to death on September 20 at Mandai in West Tripura district while covering a political event of a party, while Sudip Datta Bhowmick was killed inside the battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles near here on November 21. – PTI

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