JOYSAGAR: A local reporter of a Guwahati-based electronic news channel and an inhabitant of Bokota Konwar Gaon under Bokota PS of Sivasagar district, Abani Borgohain (40), was allegedly assaulted recently near Parijat Road at Bokota. Abani was allegedly assaulted and manhandled by a person after heated arguments over a news story on August 1. The news had been aired by the reporter and the person met Abani and demanded an explanation for airing the news as well as an apology. When Abani refused, he was allegedly assaulted and manhandled. Abani lodged an FIR in Bokota PS against that person, identified as Manoj Gogoi (37), son of Numal Gogoi of Bokota no-1 Konwar Gaon. Following this, police arrested the accused on Friday.