JFA condoles death of television journalist Mridul Baruah

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) condoles the untimely demise of television journalist Mridul Baruah, who died yesterday at a Jorhat hospital. 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.

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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.

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Nava Thakuria

Nava Thakuria is a Guwahati (North East India) based journalist, who contributes to News Hour and various other media outlets. He writes over various socio-political and environmental issues of North East India along with Bangladesh, Burma, Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal. One of his areas of interest is also the media and its development.
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