Bengali TV channel cameraperson beaten by CPI-M cadres

June 4th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) 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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