GUWAHATI, Aug 9 - The Journalists� Forum Assam (JFA), while expressing shock over the mysterious death of Tinsukia-based scribe Bijendeep Tanti, demanded a high-level probe into the incident.�
Engaged with a private channel (NewsTimeAssam), Bijendeep was found dead at his rented office room on Saturday.
He ran a Facebook portal named�DinPratidinNortheast.
He leaves behind his wife and two children.
�Bijendeep, 32, was away from his residence for two days. Family members thought he was staying at his office, as he used to do so occasionally, but his mobile phone was switched off. The people nearby his office at Tinsukia town saw it was closed for two days and a foul smell came out of it. When the door was opened in presence of the police, Bijendeep was seen lying with injuries on his neck. The police started investigation and picked up two individuals for interrogation,� JFA said in a statement.
�Bijendeep Tanti is the 11th Assam-based media person we have lost during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown,� said JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria while mourning his death.