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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Chaitali Santra

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Chaitali Santra, 18 December 2012, available at: [accessed 18 January 2018]
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September 26, 2012, in South Baksara, India

Santra, a freelance contributor to the Delhi-based weekly Julm se Jang, died after opening a parcel bomb containing an explosive device, according to local news reports. A courier service had delivered the package to her South Baksara home in the Howrah District of West Bengal state, news reports said. Her husband was also injured in the explosion, the reports said.

News accounts reported that police were investigating the murder.

Family members told local journalists that Santra had made several enemies and had received threatening phone calls. She was also a member of a local human rights organization and had advocated for a neighbor who was a victim of domestic violence, news reports said.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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