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Journalist burnt to death for a Facebook post against SP MLA

10, Jun 2015

June 9, 2015, agencies
A gruesome incident has been reported in Shahjehanpur, where a social media journalist was reportedly burnt alive for writing against SP MLA Ram Murti on Facebook.
The victim, journalist Jagendra Singh had written about the Samajwadi Party MLA’s involvement in illegal activities in newspapers, according to an IBN report.
An eyewitness revealed that a police officer, who wanted to arrest Jagendra Singh, set him on fire and the journalist succumbed to the injuries while he was being rushed to hospital.
However, the Shahjehanpur police stated that journalist Jagendra Singh committed suicide when they were arresting him.


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