India cops shoot reporter at 'rape' demo

2012-12-23 16:01
Activists from India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout anti-government and police slogans as they demand the resignation of The Delhi Chief Minister during a protest in New Delhi. (Picture: AFP)

Activists from India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout anti-government and police slogans as they demand the resignation of The Delhi Chief Minister during a protest in New Delhi. (Picture: AFP)

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Guwahati - Police shot dead a television journalist on Sunday when they opened fire during a protest against a sexual assault on a film actress in India's northeast, an official said.

The 36-year-old, who was working for the Doordarshan network, was "killed in police firing" in Imphal, capital of Manipur state, police spokesperson A Singh told AFP.

The shooting comes amid a wave of protests in India over a student's gang-rape in New Delhi last weekend.

Manipur has been rocked by its own series of protests after the actress known as Momoko was dragged from stage in full public view last week by an armed militant belonging to a banned rebel outfit despite the presence of security personnel.

He then tried to rape her but she managed to fight him off and flee.

Momoko, also a popular model, has waived her right to anonymity and appealed on television for her attacker's arrest.

Anger over the attack on Momoko has been further fuelled by the outrage over the gang-rape in Delhi which has highlighted the levels of violence against women in India.

On Saturday, crowds had pelted stones at police in Imphal, damaging six of their vehicles, prompting authorities to impose a curfew in parts of the state.

The curfew was relaxed on Sunday, after which a huge crowd of protesters assembled and confronted police who opened fire in retaliation, Singh said.

The journalist died on the spot from one of the bullets, Singh said.

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