Mumbai journalist found dead following questioning by police over covering bar raid

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A Mumbai journalist was found lying in a pool of blood on a city road early on Friday morning, an hour after he was let go by cops from a police station following all-night questioning. Raghavendra Dubey died on the way to the hospital.

Dubey, who ran a local newspaper, was summoned by police at the Mira Road police station on the outskirts of Mumbai for help in tracing a journalist who was allegedly beaten up while on assignment.

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The said journalist Santosh Mishra was covering a police raid late in the night at a bar when he and another reporter Shashi Sharma were allegedly attacked by the owner and staff for taking pictures, police said.

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“While these people were taking photos there was an argument with the bar owner. The owner hit Santosh Mishra with a glass,” another journalist at the spot added.

Sharma was later admitted to a hospital but even though the other two journalists escaped, police were not able to find Mishra. Police then sought the help of Dubey, who was at the station till 5 am.

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A case of murder against unknown assailants has been filed and investigations have begun into the matter, a senior policeman said.

 

 

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