JFA demands stern action against assailant

GUWAHATI, May 8: The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed shock over the incident of physical attack over a lady reporter in the city on Sunday morning and called for stern action against the culprit.
According to the young reporter, a mason engaged in her rented complex in the southern part of the city tried to grab her while she was washing her clothes.
The reporter however succeeded in throwing the man and called help from the house owner. The culprit, understood to be named as Babul Ali, immediately fled from the location.
Later, the reporter lodged an FIR at Dispur police station and accordingly three co-workers of the culprits were picked up by the police. They were later released with the condition to get reported as and when needed.
“We demand justice for the reporter. The city police must arrest the culprit and book them under the law. The house owner should also come forward helping the police in identifying the culprit. We urge the city police commissioner Hiren Nath to look into the matter seriously,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.