Local goons assault journalist for reporting on illegal gambling in Assam

imagesource:TheWire
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A journalist Milan Mahanta, was assaulted in broad day light in a town called Mirza located in Assam.

The journalist works for a local newspaper and had been reporting about illegal gambling since last week.

This angered gambling ring leaders and local goons, who later grabbed Mahanta in the local paan shop in Mirza and thrashed him.

The ruffians tied Mahanta to an electric poll and gave him several blows. He suffered injuries at head, neck and ears.

Mahanta has since filed an FIR at the Palash Bari police station; however, police has not been able to nab the perpetrators.

The picture of the said incident went viral at several platforms and has been receiving severe condemnation. Incidentally, the assault took place on National Press Day to make matter more ironical.

Mahanta had been trying to establish a connection between illegal land grabbing and illegal gambling.