Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Vijay Pratap Singh
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Vijay Pratap Singh, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d69f23.html [accessed 30 January 2015]|
July 20, 2010, in Allahabad, India
Singh, 36, a senior correspondent for the daily Indian Express, died of injuries suffered in a July 12 bombing. Singh was interviewing Nand Gopal Gupta, minister for institutional finance, when explosives concealed in a moped outside the minister's home were detonated, news reports said. The blast killed one other person and injured several others, including Gupta.
Indian media outlets reported that police in Uttar Pradesh had arrested two members of the local Samajwadi Party in the attack. The motive was said to be political and business rivalries. Police said they were unable to trace the owner of the second-hand moped used in the bombing, according to Indian Express. Singh was survived by his wife, Shashi, and two young children.
|Beats Covered:||Business, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|