Assam journalist allegedly beaten by Home Guard at hospital

Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha is a contributor for Hindustan Times.

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A journalist in Assam has alleged that he was beaten by a Home Guard at a government hospital in Cachar on Saturday.

Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha, who contributes to Hindustan Times, said he was visiting his sister-in-law at the hospital when he was attacked. “I went to SMCH where a few men in uniform were misbehaving with people,” the journalist was quoted as alleging by Hindustan Times. “When I requested them to behave properly, one of them started beating me with a stick.”

He sustained severe injuries, Purkayastha, and complained to the police.

The Cachar police said the accused home guard, identified as S Deb, has been suspended and held for interrogation. 

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