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Protests over abduction bid of newspaper employee

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 6, 2009

Shillong , Oct 5 The incident of attempted kidnap of an employee of a local daily today triggered protests by journalists in Meghalaya who decided to take up the matter with the Chief Minister D D Lapang.
According to the complaint filed with the police, the DPT operator of&aposU Mawphor&aposvernacular newspaper was on way home on Saturday night, when he was forced to get into a white ambulance by three unidentified persons and taken to a desolate place.
As the man was taken out of the vehicle and threatened to be shot dead, he landed a few blows on the abductors, freed himself and ran to the nearby bushes, police said. The name of the employee was not made known by the police.

Shillong , Oct 5 (PTI):The incident of attempted kidnap of an employee of a local daily today triggered protests by journalists in Meghalaya who decided to take up the matter with the Chief Minister D D Lapang.

According to the complaint filed with the police, the DPT operator of&aposU Mawphor&aposvernacular newspaper was on way home on Saturday night, when he was forced to get into a white ambulance by three unidentified persons and taken to a desolate place.

As the man was taken out of the vehicle and threatened to be shot dead, he landed a few blows on the abductors, freed himself and ran to the nearby bushes, police said. The name of the employee was not made known by the police.

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