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Journalist bodies demand action in killing of journalist by Naxals in Dantewada

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

bodies Wednesday urged the government to probe the killing of a scribe in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's district and take adequate measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

One mediaperson and two policemen were killed in the attack which took place in Dantewada's Aranpur area Tuesday. Two other security personnel were also injured in the attack.

The mediaperson who died was Achyutananda Sahu, a with

Condemning the attack, the and the in a joint statement said it was deplorable that journalists and innocent persons continued to be collateral victims in conflict areas and situations.

"Not long back, the lost another of its colleagues, Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead in We demand that the Union and the concerned investigate the killing and take adequate measures to prevent such incidents that have devastating consequences," the statement said.

"We hope that the Union and will provide financial compensation and employment to the bereaved family of Sahu that has suffered not only a great emotional loss but also lost an earning member of the family," it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 31 2018. 22:35 IST
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