India

MITHILESH PANDEY

24 October 2015

The 40-year-old reporter with online Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran was killed in his home in Kashta village in the Gaya district of Bihar state, bordering Nepal. According to police reports, Pandey was killed when up to three masked intruders stormed his house and opened fire on him while he slept. Pandey’s family said that prior to his murder, he had been receiving death threats and had informed police of the threats to his life.