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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Vijay Pratap Singh

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
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Indian Express
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.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Business, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
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