India

Rajdeo Ranjan

15 May 2016

Rajdeo Ranjan, Bureau Chief of Dainik Hindustan was gunned dowin Siwan, Bihar. The Indian Journalists Union (IJU), an IFJ affiliate, said that the journalist was killed as a result of his work exposing corruption and criminal activities of "political and criminal" mafia groups.

Rajdeo Ranjan was vice-president of the Siwan District Unit of the Bihar Working Journalists Union (BWJU) which is affiliated to the IJU. He had previously been attacked in 2005 in an assault on his newsroom.

The shootings took the toll of murders of journalists in India to eight in the past year and to more than 100 in the last two decades.