A journalist in Gujarat was found murdered at the newspaper office in Junagadh on Monday. Kishore Dave, bureau chief of Gujarati newspaper Jai Hind, who was stabbed to death by unidentified persons at his office when he was writing a story. Police say that he was stabbed repeatedly in the chest.
Kishore Dave was alone in the office when attacked. His body was discovered by an office assistant later. There are no CCTV cameras at the office and hence footage of the incident could not be captured. Kishor Dave’s body was sent for postmortem. A case has been registered against unidentified assailants at Junagadh B division police station.
Superintendent of Police Nilesh Jajadiya said, “He was stabbed six-seven times with knife. From injury marks, it appears that personal enmity could be a reason behind the murder.”
The victim’s brother told ABP, Prakash Dave said, “My brother has been murdered on the orders of Ratilal Suraj and Bhavesh Suraj because there was some major issue going on between the BJP and Kishore Dave since last year. Bhavesh Suraj was facing allegations of women harassment during a conference and Kishore Dave published the story in his newspaper, for which he had to face a defamation case as well. Since this incident, Suraj and Dave have been clashing. Due to the same reason, they conspired to murder my brother. We had even reported it to the police that Kishore faced a threat to his life from these leaders.”
Gujarat journalist Kishore Dave who was murdered had reported on a case of alleged sexual harassment against the politician’s son about a year ago and the journalist had been granted bail after a cyber crime case was filed against him.
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