Journalist burnt to death for writing against corrupt pradhan, 3 Arrested: UP
A 37-year-old journalist working with a Hindi Newspaper was hanged to death by three men, who allegedly barged into his home in a village in Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh. Three culprits, including the son of a village Pradhan or chief, have been arrested. Reports claimed that the men used an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to set the journalist and his friend on fire, Police said.
The deceased Rakesh Singh Nirbhik (45), used to write for a Lucknow-based newspaper Rashtriya Swaroop. According to the reports, he and his friend Pintu Sahu (36) were found with severe burn injuries inside the journalist’s home. Both succumbed to their injuries at a hospital in Lucknow. The journalist’s wife and children were at a relative’s house when the incident took place.