May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India
The employees died of asphyxiation after demonstrators threw firebombs into offices housing Dinakaran, Sun TV, and other media outlets, according to The Associated Press. The protesters were angry with an opinion poll published by Dinakaran that indicated public support for M.K. Stalin's bid for election as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, a post then held by Stalin's father, M. Karunanidhi. Stalin's chief political rival was his elder brother, M.K. Azhagiri.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.