Journalists killed

Gujarat: ‘Murdered’ journalist used to file RTIs

The Indian Express has this report on the death of TV9 copy editor Chirag Patel:

TV9 copy editor Chirag Patel, 26, whose charred body was found on Saturday from near a canal on Ahmedabad’s outskirts, used to regularly file RTIs — one of them seeking details of how MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds were used, police investigations have found.

The police collected papers related to the RTI applications that he filed “as evidence for the investigation” on Tuesday, from his home.

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