DOOMDOOMA, Aug 8 - In a sensational case, the body of Bijen Deep Tanti, a local journalist of a satellite news channel and an owner of a web portal from Tinsukia was found dead inside the office of his web portal situated at Na-Pukhuri Jyoti Nagar of Tinsukia town on Saturday morning.
He was the local journalist of the satellite news channel News Time Assam from Tinsukia and owned a web portal named Din Protidin North-East.
According to reports, on Saturday morning when one of his colleagues had gone to the office of Bijen�s web portal, he found Tanti lying dead inside. He immediately informed the landlord of the house who subsequently informed the police.
The police, including senior district officials, immediately rushed to the spot and started an investigation in this connection. After examining the prima facie, the police suspected that he was murdered. Further investigation is on.
The young journalist who was in his thirties leaves behind his wife, a son and a new born daughter besides a host of relatives.
The murder of the young journalist was widely condemned in Tinsukia district. Tinsukia District Journalists Association, Tinsukia District Committee of APCU, vice president of Assam Union of Working Journalists (South-East Zone) Kamal Talukder, Doomdooma MLA Durga Bhumij, Tinsukia, Doomdooma, Digboi and Saikhowa Press Clubs and Tinsukia E-Media Forum condemned the brutal murder of the young journalist and demanded a proper enquiry into the incident and immediate arrest of the culprits involved in it.
These organisations and individuals also demanded the government to provide compensation to the family of the journalist.