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Madhya Pradesh journalist burned and killed found buried in Uttar Pradesh

June 21, 2015 06:38 PM

BHOPAL: While Uttar Pradesh police is investigating the death of Jagender Singh — a journalist set on fire in Uttar Pradesh after he accused a state minister of being involved in illegal mining and land seizures, yet another journalist from Madhya Pradesh has been set on fire and killed over a similar issue. 

The deceased Sandeep Kothari, 44 had gone missing from his house in Katangi area of Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh on June 19. His family members had lodged a missing person's complaint with the Katangi police station on June 20. 

During investigation the police rounded up three youths from the locality on Sunday who allegedly confessed to have murdered him. They said he was set afire, murdered and buried in forest area of Nagpur district in Maharashtra. Police team has been sent exhume his charred body.

"We have arrested three suspects in the case. They are being interrogated. Initially it seems to a personal rivalry our investigations are on," IG Balaghat DC Sagar told this reporter.

 

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