Tarun Kumar Acharya

27 May 2014

The body of the stringer for Kanak TV, a local Oriya-language TV channel and reporter for Sambad, a local Oriya-language newspaper in the eastern Indian state of Odisha was found with his throat was slit and injuries to his chest. Acharya had been attacked is a desolate area of Khallikote town in Odisha on his way home from work. Prior to his death, Acharya had been threatened following his reports of child labour practices at a local cashew processing plant. On June 8, two suspects in the murder were arrested and one was identified as the owner of the cashew plant who had ordered Acharya’s murder, offering 50,000 rupees (650USD) to the accomplices.