Broadcast journalist killed in northeastern India

Police say a journalist from a local television network was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in India's remote northeastern state of Tripura.

Police chief A. K. Shukla says Shantanu Bhowmick, a news reporter working for "Dinraat" or "Day and Night" news broadcaster, was reporting on a road blockade by a political party representing indigenous tribal people when he was abducted late Wednesday.

Shukla says Bhowmick was later found with multiple stab injuries and died before he could be taken to a hospital.

He was the second journalist to be killed in India this month. Gauri Lankesh, the editor of a weekly and a fierce critic of Hinduism, was shot and killed outside her home in Bangalore on Sept. 5.