Lone, a newspaper salesman and freelance journalist who contributed to several publications, including the English-language Greater Kashmir, was killed by a group of masked gunmen who also fatally shot his seven-year-old son in their home in Kangan, Kashmir. Lone had reportedly received death threats from a security agent for his coverage of troop movements in Kashmir. Srinagar police attributed the killing to Kashmiri separatists.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group
Taken Captive: No