India

Jasdeep Malhotra

22 September 2013


The Jalandhar-based reporter of the Hindustan Times newspaper died in a car accident when a truck overtook and hit the car he was travelling in alongside a police superintendent. The journalist died on the spot while the police officer sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.


Media reports said that the accident happened in an area where the mafia groups are known to operate, raising the suspicion for foul rather than an accident. The victim had published a story on the sand mafia and the truck’s driver fled the scene. However, the police insisted on treating the incident as an accident.

Source: Times of India