Jorhat : In yet another incident, a television-journalist was attacked by unidentified miscreants on the night of April 27th, 2019. The assault happened near Doss & Co at KB Road of Jorhat town.
Rajib Bora is employed with Dy365, a regional television channel in Assam. He is also the president of Jorhat Electronic Media Association. Bora sustained serious head injuries in the attack. As per reports, a total of five men were involved in the attack on Bora. Bora was immediately admitted in the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital from which he was directly referred to Sanjeevani Hospital.
It may be mentioned that two more instances of journalist attack was reported in the last two days in two different locations of Assam. One female journalist was also attacked by miscreants.
A Tinsukia-based television female journalist identified as Upasana Barua Goswami was allegedly attacked by a group of four miscreants in a restaurant located in Tinsukia district of Assam on April 25th, 2019. Rajen Bora, a journalist employed with Dainik Asom, a leading Assamese daily, was brutally attacked in the state’s Nalbari district on April 25th, 2019.
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The National Union of Journalists Association of Assam have vehemently condemned the brutal attacks on journalists and demanded exemplary punishment of the culprits involved in the crime.