Purbajyoti Chutia, a famend senior sports activities journalist from Assam has died beneath mysterious circumstances. As per experiences rising from a number of regional dailies, the journo’s blood-stained physique was found in a drain close to his residence in Hatigaon, Guwahati.
The 53-year-old Chutia was reportedly lacking since Sunday midnight after he went out to modify on the water pump on the bottom flooring of his residence. His physique was recovered on Monday morning.
Chutia’s spouse has registered a case beneath part 302 of the IPC on the Hatigaon police station. As per preliminary findings from the police, no indicators of bodily abuse had been discovered on the physique. As an alternative, police discovered slip-marks on the journo’s knees.
Whereas the reason for loss of life is but to be established, the police have questioned a sure Julfikar Rehman, a businessman, based mostly on preliminary proof obtained from the journalist’s cellphone.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jayanta Barua advised the Assam Tribune that Rehman had lent Chutia round INR. 50,000 and was pressurising him to return the quantity.
Alternatively, The Journalists’ Affiliation of Assam and Nationwide Union of Journalists India have demanded a judicial enquiry into the matter.
Who was Purbajyoti Chutia?
The 53-year-old Purbajyoti Chutia labored as a Sports activities Journalist at Niyomiya Barta, an Assamese language day by day newspaper. Having began his profession at Aajir Batori, Chutia later had stints at Amar Asam and Janasadharan.
That he was a prolific sports writer and a well-respected determine was evident provided that his loss of life was condoled by the regional journalistic fraternity at massive, together with Guwahati Press Membership, Journalists Affiliation of Assam, Nationwide Union of Journalists India, Assam Sports activities Journalists Affiliation, Journalists’ Discussion board Assam and the Assam Olympic Affiliation.
Purbajyoti Chutia is survived by a daughter and spouse.