The journalist has been identified as Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha.
He has been severely injured after the home guard brutally assaulted him.
As per sources, the home guard thrashed Purkayastha when he entered the hospital ward to deliver food to his sister-in-law who is currently admitted at the hospital.
The home guard identified as S Dev was on duty at the time the incident occurred.
Meanwhile, the journalists’ association has demanded strict action to be taken against the home guard.