Guwahati (Assam), Nov 14 : With the shocking death of Assamese journalist Parag Bhuyan, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonawal on Thursday, ordered a state CID probe into the issue.
Bhuyan – a senior reporter of the Pratidin Time group, was killed after being hit by an unknown vehicle on Wednesday night at Kakopathar in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
Sononwal has expressed his sorrow at the death of Bhuyan – the Vice-President of Tinsukia District Journalists’ Association.
TV journalist Bhuyan’s last report had been on Assam BJP executive member Dipanjali Kakoty for allegedly assaulting Kakopathar police sub-inspector Apurba Das and forcibly freeing her driver Srikant Phukan who had been called to the police station for questioning in connection with an assault case filed by a woman, The Telegraph reported .
In the FIR against Kakoty on November 8, Das had alleged that the BJP leader had “flaunted her proximity” to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, threatened to get the officer sacked and “assaulted” him, matters that Bhuyan had reported, the report said .
Kakoty is on the run. Kakopathar OC Biraj Kumar Das said that the police had registered a case against Kakoty for abusive behaviour, physical assault and obstructing a public servant from carrying out his duty.