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Jul 15, 2012 at 08:30pm IST

Arunachal Times journalist shot at in Itanagar

Itanagar: A woman journalist was shot at by unknown gunmen and critically injured on Sunday when she was entering her office in Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh.

Gunmen shot journalist Tongam Rina of the Arunachal Times from close range when she was entering her office at about 6:15 pm, police said.

Thirty-four-year-old Rina is the associate editor of Arunachal Times, a popular daily and the first English newspaper of the state owned by former chief minister Gegong Apang.

Arunachal Times journalist shot at in Itanagar

Gunmen shot journalist Tongam Rina of the Arunachal Times from close range when she was entering her office at about 6:15 pm.

Her backbone and intestines were affected by the bullets, police said.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki rushed to the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital where she is undergoing an operation.

The police have launched a manhunt to arrest the culprits, sources said.

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