Guwahati (Assam), Aug 12 : Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) condoled the untimely demise of television journalist Mridul Baruah, who breathed his last on Tuesday evening (Aug 11 ) at a Jorhat hospital in eastern Assam. The Teok based correspondent of satellite channel NewsLive was suffering from liver related ailments for some time. The young scribe left behind his wife, a daughter along with a host of relatives and well-wishers.
“Mridul Baruah becomes the thirteenth Assam based media person, whom we have lost during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria adding that earlier veteran journalists Bijay Prakash Barua, Prakash Kr Jha, printer-publisher Rantu Das, scribes Ripul Kalita, Manik Sarma, Pijush Kanti Das, Mozahedul Haque, Padmeswar Chitrakar, Bhaskar Dutta, Pranjal Hazarika died due to various ailments.
Novice digital scribe Dimpi Kashyap died in a road accident inside the city as the nationwide lockdown came to exist, whereas Tinsukia based scribe Bijendeep Tanti was found dead at his office few days back. Representative of private channel NewsTimeAssam, Bijendeep also ran a facebook portal named DinPratidinNortheast. The police have already arrested the prime suspect in the case and she reportedly confessed her crime.