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Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Unconfirmed: Dilip Mohapatra

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2005
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Unconfirmed: Dilip Mohapatra, January 2005, available at: [accessed 21 January 2018]
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Aji Kagoj
November 8, 2004, in Bhagirathipur, India

Mohapatra, editor of the Oriya-language newspaper Aji Kagoj, disappeared on November 8. His body was discovered the next day on the side of the NH-42 national highway near the village of Bhagirathipur in the eastern state of Orissa with his hands and legs tied and with a head wound, the Press Trust of India (PTI), a national newswire service, reported. Local journalists confirmed the murder but knew of no specific motive.

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