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Three journalists killed within hours: JFA demands stringent punishment

26th March 2018 , Guwahati:



Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses utter dismay over the killing of three journalists in two separate incidents in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh within few hours and asked the respective governments to take serious notes of the incidents.

The first incident was reported from Nahsi locality under Bhojpur district of Bihar, where two young journalists namely Navin Nischal and Vijay Singh were killed in mysterious situation by a running vehicle. Both the scribes were riding a two-wheeler when they were crushed to death by the vehicle on Sunday (25 March) night.

The locals, who witnessed the incident, chased the vehicle out of resentments and found it abandoned after some distances. The angry mob set the vehicle on fire. Later the police registered a case following the allegation of Navin’s family that it was an intentional murder and detained Ahmed Ali (alias Harsu), the owner of the vehicle.

Navin (35) used to work for Dainik Bhaskar and Vijay (25) was associated with a monthly magazine. Navin left behind his wife, son, daughter along with other relatives. Bachelor Vijay survived by his family members.

The second incident of journo-murder was reported from Bhind locality of MP, where Sandeep Sharma was run over by a dumper under mysterious circumstances on this (Monday) morning. Known for his series of investigative journalistic pieces on illegal sand mining, Sandeep (35) grew enmity with the local sand mafia. Sandeep left behind by his wife, children and other relatives.

“We have noticed a dangerous trend in both the cases as the perpetrators attacked the scribes in mysterious situations. The concerned authorities must investigate both the cases and book the culprits under the law,” said a statement signed by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.


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