2 journalists assaulted in Assam
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday asked Director-General of Police Kuladhar Saikia to take prompt and stern action against those who had assaulted two journalists 540 km apart on Thursday night.
Armed with sharp weapons, the assailants attacked Rajen Deka, a correspondent of the Assamese daily Dainik Asom, at Mukalmua in western Assam, while a group of inebriated youth assaulted News18 Television reporter Upasana Barua Goswami and her husband at a restaurant at Tinsukia. Mr. Dekawas admitted to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital. His condition was said to be stable. One of Mr. Deka’s neighbours, who has been absconding, is suspected to have orchestrated the attack over his election coverage.