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Monday, June 13, 2011

Sketch of the man who shot J Dey

Mumbai police have released the sketch of the man suspected to have shot dead investigative journalist J Dey (who worked for newspaper Mid-Day) in Mumbai on Saturday (11-June-2011).
The police said the sketch was made based on eyewitness accounts. "We have definite leads in the case," Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik said.

Counted among the handful of journalists with extensive information networks within the underworld, crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, familiarly known as J Dey, established himself among reporters on the working of the Mumbai gangsters.

He wrote two books on the subject, Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers in 2010 and earlier Khallas.

Dey, who was 56, received five bullet injuries on Saturday and then was rushed to Hiranandani Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The alleged killer, whose sketch was released, is in the age group of 20 to 25 years and of medium built, with a height of 5.5 feet. His complexion is black and was wearing a blue raincoat at the time of the incident, police said.

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