( File photo: Military in Jaffna)
In Killinochchi, Freelance Reporter S.N. Nipojan has been assaulted and his camera has also been damaged by the military soldiers day on 12th April 2016.
Following are further revealed in this regard;
This particular reporter, who rushed to collect the news regarding the accident took place at the vicinity of Kudamuruti bridge located in the Paranthan- Pooneryn road, has been assaulted by the civil clothed military officer who claimed himself as Colonel. The photos in the camera of this particular reporter have also been deleted and the camera has been damaged by this military officer.
Military vehicle collided Private tipper vehicle day before yesterday. This particular reporter, who rushed to collect the news regarding this accident, has been assaulted by the civil clothed military officer who claimed himself as Colonel.
Though this particular reporter showed his Identity Card to the military man, the particular military officer attempted to assault the particular reporter while stating doesn’t matter who he is.
This particular freelance reporter has lodged a complaint in this regard at the Killinochchi Police Station. As this particular area comes under the Pooneryn Police, the Killinochchi Police told him that they would take three days to state in this regard.
In Kilinochchi, this is the second incident which attempted to assault on journalists occurred within a short time.
The Tipper Driver has been severely injured while 23-year-old military soldier had died in this accident.