A local television journalist, Shantanu Bhowmik, was allegedly killed by unidentified tribal party cadres at Mandai, some 14km east of Agartala on Wednesday.

He was 29-years-old.

Police said that agitated members of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and CPI-M’s tribal wing Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP) gathered at Mandai in western Tripura after Tuesday’s series of violent attacks across the state.

Since Tuesday, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) were promulgated in more than 10 places of West Tripura and Khowai districts, including Mandai.

The journalist was attacked by sharp weapons, when he along with a video journalist was covering road blockade by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) workers. The incident occurred at around 3.30 pm.

He was shifted to a hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Journalists in large numbers have gathered at GBP Hospital where his remains have been kept. Senior police officers have rushed to Mandai.

No arrests have been made so far.