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Killing of Tinsukia-based journalist condemned

By Staff correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Aug 8 - The Sangbadik Suraksha Mancha, Assam, condemned the alleged killing of Tinsukia-based journalist Bijen Deep Tanti.

The journalists� body, while condemning the gruesome killing, demanded an investigation into the case by the CBI. The organisation has urged the State government to engage the Central Investigative Agency to identify the killers. The perpetrators of the crime must be punished severely, said Jyotish Kumar Patir, general secretary of the Mancha.

The members of the journalists� body, who wore black badges to mark the protest on Saturday, also demanded adequate compensation to the next of kin of the deceased besides rehabilitation for the bereaved family members.

Meanwhile, the district unit of the Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association (ATTSA) here also condemned the killing. ATTSA leader Lakhindra Kurmi said that State government must institute a high level inquiry to identify the murderers.

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