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Bengali TV channel cameraperson beaten by CPI-M cadres

Bengali TV channel cameraperson beaten by CPI-M cadres

Author: IANS
Publication: Newkerala.com
Date: June 4, 2009
URL: http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-50383.html

[Note from the Hindu Vivek Kendra: The Marxists in West Begal (and to some extent in Kerala) have been attacking the media for a long time. There have also been many killings. However, the national media as a whole has failed to highlight these crimes. In fact, the media upholds the same Marxists as beacons of both secularism and democracy.]

A cameraperson of a Bengali television channel was beaten up severely allegedly by a group of ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists for capturing footage of a party rally in East Midnapore district of West Bengal, police said.

Diganta Manna, 24, was admitted in the ICU (intensive care unit) of a private hospital.

Manna works with vernacular private television channel, Star Ananda, in East Midnapore as a photojournalist.

"The cameraperson was injured in an attack by a group of political party activists. He sustained chest and head injuries. He was later shifted to Kolkata for better medical treatment," a senior police officer said.

According to police sources, the car carrying the injured cameraperson was also escorted by a district police van till Kolaghat area.

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