One young journalist, Shantanu Bhoumik, working for Dinrat News channel, decided otherwise and in her urge to fearless the onslaught, he had recorded the scenes on his mobile.
Despite the police using lathis the warring groups could not be prevented, reports said. "Shri Manik Sarkar's CPI (M) government has much to answer". Mr. Bhowmick was killed during clashes between workers from the CPI (M)'s tribal wing - the Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad - and the IPFT.
Tuesday's clash spilled over to Wednesday.
Later, Deputy Inspector General of Police Arindam Nath told IANS that police subsequently arrested four IPFT members from the spot, 35 km north of here.
Bhowmik was the sole bread-earner of his family. He is survived by his mother and sister.
The mother, who has not regained consciousness since seeing her son's blood-soaked body in the hospital on Wednesday, is under medical care in a local hospital.More news: North Korea: UN trying to 'exterminate' us
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The BJP too denounced the incident and asked Sarkar to resign.
The South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN) also condemned the killing and said the issue goes beyond media freedom and involves the right to life.
Following the murder, political parties got into a war of words.
The Tripura Journalists' Union (TJU) has demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.
India is fast deteriorating into one of the unsafest ever countries for journalists across the board.
Prior to Gauri, Haryana-based television journalist Surender Singh Rana was shot dead on July 29. "They have hardly received any justice", JFA president Rupam Barua said.