Guwahati : Expressing shocks at the mysterious death of a lady scribe in Punjab, the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) on Monday demanded an authentic probe into the incident to find the culprits and book them under the laws. It may be mentioned that freelance scribe Anshita Bawa (22) died under a strange situation on April 22 when she went to meet her friends.
Anshita did not reach them, rather her body with the vehicle, she drove, were found floating in a canal at Bool locality of Sudhar areas. A resident of Dugri Phase-I, the lady journalist was initially thought of either facing a tragic accident or committing the suicide, but the postmortem report revealed that Anshita was subjected to severe injuries before her demise.
The autopsy report stated that she suffered nine injuries with a fatal one on her head. The local police then registered an FIR suspecting it a murder case.
“Justice must be delivered to the parents, who had lost their only child,” said a statement issued by the JFA adding that the journalist fraternity of the country should join the mission to punish the perpetrators.
India thus recorded the killing of four journalists in the first half of 2016, where the first incident was reported from Uttar Pradesh (Tarun Mishra). The other victims include Indradev Yadav (also knownas Akhilesh Pratap Singh) from Jharkhand and Rajdeo Ranjan from Bihar. Last year the country lost five journalists to assailants.