Assam newspaper editor shot dead

March 25th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Mar 25 (ANI): Seven unidentified men shot dead Anil Mazumdar, the Editor-in-Chief of a Guwahati-based Assamese daily ”Aji” on Tuesday night.
According to the police, Mazumdar was attacked while returning back from his office to his home at Rajgarh road at around 10.30 p.m.
He was accosted by the criminal group while opening the gate of his residence and repeatedly shot at five times from a very close range.
The vehicle that the gunmen arrived in has been captured by the police.
A search operation has been launched for assailants.
Mazumdar, who was in his late thirties had been writing in favour of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) coming for talks with the government. He has always spoken against terror in the country’’s northeast region. (ANI)

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