India

HERMANT YADAV

03 October 2015

The 45-year-old journalist for television channel TV 24 was travelling home on his motorcycle from Kamalpur market in the Chandauli district when he was confronted by two other motorcyclists. After a dispute broke out, Yadav was shot twice in the chest. He was taken to the district hospital but was declared dead on arrival. Yadav was known for taking local cases and advocating for them in his journalism. Police reports suggested that the murder could have been in retaliation for his activism.