India

Raghavendra Dubey

17 July 2015

The editor of the local weekly, Khushboo Ujala, was found dead with head injuries on the side of a road in Kashimira, Bhayander a few hours after he left the local police station. He was at the police station for questioning in connection with a recent attack on three journalists, Sashi Sharma, Santosh Mishra and Anil Notiyal. The journalists were recently covering a late night police raid on a local bar, when the owners and employees of the bar allegedly attacked them as they suspected the journalists had tipped off the police about activities of the bar.

Dubey was asked to visit the police station regarding the attack and left at 4 am on his motorcycle. Later he was found dead and his motorcycle was missing from the scene. The police took four people into custody in connection with the murder, including the owner of the bar, the bar manager and two others. Police said it’s likely that they killed Dubey because he had regularly filed complaints with the police against bars in the area.