Journalist beaten to death in Jharkhand’s Chatra


Ranchi, Oct 30: A Ranchi-based Hindi daily journalist who had been facing threats was lynched to death in Chatra district of Jharkhand.

According to the police, Chandan Tiwary, who worked for the “Aaj”, was kidnapped on Monday night from Pathhalgada.

Tiwary was found in the Balthar forest on Tuesday in a badly injured condition. He succumbed to his injuries in a district hospital.

“Our correspondent has been brutally killed,” the newspaper’s Resident Editor Amit Kumar Agarwal told news agency IANS.

“Tiwary had filed a complaint in April regarding threats to his life. But he was not provided any security,” Agarwal stated.

He said the police had set up a special team to investigate the killing.

“But our reporters have handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Chatra seeking a CBI probe. It is the duty of the government to provide security to journalists. We also demand compensation to the family,” Agarwal added.

In 2016, another journalist of a Hindi daily was shot dead in Chatra.


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