Sudip Datta Bhowmik

21 November 2017

The 49-year-old senior journalist with the Bengali language Syandan Patrika and contributor to local television channel News Vanguard was shot at point-blank range by a trooper at the battalion headquarters of the paramilitary Tripura State Rifles (TSR) near state capital Agartala. Bhowmik had recently exposed financial irregularities in the TSR. He was taken to the hospital only three hours later, where he was declared “brought dead”.