Crime

Death for daring

Print edition : July 24, 2015

Jagendra Singh's family members at a dharna on June 14 demanding an investigation into his death. Photo: AFP

Jagendra Singh. Photo: By SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

In this photograph taken on June 1, Jagendra Singh talking to the police at a hospital in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AFP

Ram Murti Verma, Samajwadi Party leader and a Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government. Photo: By SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Sandeep Kothari. Photo: by special arrangement

The charred body of Sandep Kothari lying at Butibori near Nagpur on June 21. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The killing of two Hindi journalists who exposed the illegal activities of powerful people in their respective regions shows how press freedom is at the mercy of the politically connected.
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