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Prohibitory orders imposed in two Tripura districts after journalist's murder

Agartala, Sep 21:-- Prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr P C were  imposed in two districts of Tripura on Thursday, a day after a  journalist was stabbed  to death while covering clashes between the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP) at Mandai, about 28 km off  the state capital, in West Tripura, reports said.


According to reports,  high tension still prevails in the area and elsewhere in the state after the murders of  Shantanu Bhowmik, 28, a journalist working with local television channel 'Dinrat', was reportedly abducted and killed by a mob.


According to police, the  clashes began when supporters of the Ganamukti Parishad, a tribal wing of the ruling CPM, gathered at a bus stand in Khowai town to travel to Agartala for a rally.


The IPFT workers attacked them  with sticks and iron rods and wounded at least 60 of them.


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