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


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.

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.

“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.

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