SHILLONG, April 18 – A petrol bomb was hurled at the residence of journalist Patricia Mukhim here last evening. However, the editor of The Shillong Times, a local English daily, was not hurt in the incident.The incident happened around 8:30 pm when two motorcycle-borne miscreants hurled the petrol bomb at the residence of the journalist. At the time of the incident, Mukhim was in her bedroom.
An investigation has begun to nab the culprits.
Meanwhile, condemnation has poured in from the state and across the country against the attack. Shillong Press Club (SPC) has condemned the cowardly act and demanded that the culprits are arrested.
“We will not cower down before forces of evil and no attempt to dissuade us from discharging our professional duties and rendering our service will ever fructify,” SPC president David Laitphlang said.
The Meghalaya Electronic Media Association (MEMA) has also condemned the attack.
“No one should come under attack in this society for simply doing their job. This kind of reckless criminality will not be tolerated,” MEMA president Kyrmenlang Uriah said.
Source: The Assam Tribune