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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mid Day crime reporter shot dead in Mumbai

A senior investigative journalist working with MiD DAY was today shot dead in broad daylight by unidentified persons in Mumbai. The victim, Jyotirmoy Dey, was rushed to the Hiranandani hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Mid Day crime reporter shot dead in Mumbai - 11 June 2011
Police say four assailants gunned down the investigative journalist and then escaped on motorcycles in the Indian commercial capital of Mumbai.

Maharashtra home minister RR Patil on Saturday (11-June-2011) said the government has taken the killing of senior journalist J Dey 'very seriously' and senior police officials have been asked to immediately nab the culprits.

Asked if the killing could be linked to elements from the underworld or the oil mafia, Mr. Bhujbal, a former Home Minister, said, "Dey was a very honest person. He used to write on underworld. He was not targeting anyone in particular, whether any gang or any (oil) mafia."

Mid-Day Editor Sachin Kalbag said the killing of Dey was a tremendous loss to the newspaper. Mr. Kalbag said Dey was called a 'guru' by budding crime reporters for his expertise in investigative reporting. He said it was too early to ascertain the motive behind the killing.

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