UN condemns death of Indian journalist

The UN has condemned the killing of Indian investigative scribe, Jyotirmoy Dey in Mumbai who had extensively covered underworld, demanding support for journalists acting as watchdogs.

New York: The UN has condemned the
killing of Indian investigative scribe, Jyotirmoy Dey in
Mumbai who had extensively covered underworld, demanding
support for journalists acting as watchdogs.

"This is vital if journalists are to meet their duty
to serve as watchdogs reporting professionally on the work of
government, civil society and business.

Journalists need to be supported as they ensure that
informed citizens are able to take an active part in society,"
Irina Bokova, the head of UNESCO, urged Indian authorities to
investigate his death.

He was shot dead in broad daylight by four
motorbike-borne assailants at Powai on June 11.

Irina Bokova, the head of UNESCO, urged Indian
authorities to investigate his death.

PTI