Monday, February 20, 2012

మధ్యప్రదేశ్ లో హత్యకు గురైన జర్నలిస్టు కుటుంబం

పొరుగు దేశమైన బంగ్లాదేశ్ లో జర్నలిస్టు దంపతుల హత్య ఉదంతం మిస్టరీ ఇంకా వీడక ముందే...అంతే దారుణమైన రీతిలో మధ్య ప్రదేశ్ లో ఒక జర్నలిస్టును, అతని భార్యను, ఇద్దరు టీనేజ్ పిల్లలను అతని శత్రువులు ఘోరంగా హత్య చేసారు. నవభారత్, ది హితవాద పత్రికల కోసం వార్తలు సేకరించే చంద్రికా రాయ్ కుటుంబం హత్యకు గురికావడం సంచలనం సృష్టించింది. దానికి సంబంధించి 'ది హిందూ' దినపత్రికలో వచ్చిన వార్త:

The brutal murder of a senior journalist and his entire family on Saturday night in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria distict, over 450 km from here, has sent shockwaves across the State with fingers being pointed at the illegal coal mining mafia active in the region.

Journalist Chandrika Rai (42), his wife Durga (40) and their two teenage children — son Jalaj (19) and daughter Nisha (17) — were murdered using a sharp object at their residence, police said. The bodies were found in four separate rooms.
Mr. Rai was a freelance journalist who contributed regularly to the Hindi dailyNavbharat and English daily The Hitavada. He had been writing consistently against the illegal coal mining in the region. He had written a series of articles alleging the involvement of a local BJP leader in illegal mining.
The district is known for the Umaria coalfield under the control of the South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. However, illegal coal mining is also rampant in the region.
“The local illegal mining mafia has resorted to this horrific crime to silence the power of his pen,” said Congress MLA and leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Ajay Singh. “The BJP government gives open protection to the local mining mafia. Recently Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and some of his Ministers were seen sharing the stage with wanted criminals. In such a situation, criminals have no fear of the law and commit such mind-numbing crimes with impunity whenever their interests are harmed.”
The crime came to light when Mr. Rai's brother broke open the door on Saturday evening after he became suspicious on seeing it locked from the outside the entire day.
Linked to abduction?
The Umaria police believe the murders could also be linked to the kidnap of the seven-year-old son of a government official for ransom on Wednesday. He was rescued by the police on Thursday.
“DGP Raut visited the crime scene on Sunday and has ordered an STF probe,” Umaria SP Manohar Singh Jamara told The Hindu. “He also spoke to journalists here and assured them that the criminals would be brought to book as soon as possible. We have constituted a team to look into the crime and assist the STF which will arrive here tomorrow [Monday].”
Land dispute
Another angle the police are investigating relates to a land dispute involving Mr. Rai and another local individual.
Courtesy: The Hindu 


Anil said...

Really felt sad about it.

Is there some one who can take on this mining mafiaaaa

Charan said...

The brutality against the family of a freelancer of MP is indeed highly condemnable.ONe fails to understand why the innocent kids and their mother were victims of the mafia.It is a fact that there are many journalists who are hand in glove with many mafias as seen recently in AP where excise syndicate send monthly mamools to journalists which is only a tip of iceberg.IT is the need of the hour for the journalists to keep away from mafias if they pose as fourth pillar of democracy.Definetely there might be informers and coordinators for coal mafia in MP
among journalists which helped the brutal killing of entire family.IT is surprising that the society is keeping silence over the brutal killings.Even Anna Hazare is keeping silence.Is it the respect enjoyed by the journalists? why this attitude of the society? Who is responsible?


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