Nov 13, 2022: On Saturday night, a journalist was physically assaulted by a security guard while going to serve food to his sister-in-law who was admitted to the maternity ward of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).
Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha (Tilak) has been identified as the journalist.
The situation turned violent when a security guard misbehaved with the journalist.
According to sources, Purkayastha was thrashed by the security guard when he entered the hospital ward to deliver food to his sister-in-law who gave birth to a baby on Friday.
At the time of the incident, the security guard identified as S Dev was on duty.
The journalist stated that he had discussed the situation with SMCH principal Dr Babul Kumar Bezbaruah, who had advised him to file a complaint on Monday.
In the meantime, Cachar SP Numal Mahatta and OC Silchar rushed to the scene and promised a thorough investigation.
Purkayastha has expressed gratitude to the media for reaching out to him at such a crucial time.
Meanwhile, the journalists’ association has called for strict action against the security guard.