Journalists Killed  |  India

Moolchand Yadav

Freelance

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.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Business, Corruption

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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