India: Journalist shot dead in alleged retaliation for reporting


Journalist Subhash Kumar Mahto was shot dead near his home in Sakho village in the Begusarai district of Bihar on the evening of May 20, allegedly for his reporting on local gangs in the area. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the murder and urges the Indian authorities to expedite investigation on the case and bring the perpetrators to swift justice.

Four unidentified assailants shot Mahato from close range at around 9 p.m. as he returned to his home with his father and other relatives from a community wedding dinner.

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