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Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Confirmed: Moolchand Yadav

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2002
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July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India

Yadav, a freelance reporter who regularly contributed to Hindi-language dailies, including Jansatta and Punjab Kesari, was shot dead on the street in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Colleagues said that Yadav had been murdered at the behest of two powerful landowners angered by his exposés about local corruption.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Business, Corruption
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Taken Captive:No


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