Hyderabad: All India Newspapers Employees Federation vice-president Ch Purnachandra Rao on Monday condemned the murder of senior ‘Mid Day’, a newspaper published from Mumbai, crime reporter Jyotendra Dey.
In a statement, Mr Purnachandra Rao demanded that the Maharashtra government arrest the guilty immediately and protect the freedom of press.
Demanding the government to release Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the slain journalist’s family, the senior scribe appealed to government to provide a job to Mr Dey’s next of kin.
Mr Purnachandra Rao opined that Mr Jyotendra Dey was killed as he filed stories on Mumbai mafia gangs.
Meanwhile Andhra Pradesh Journalists Union president N Dayananda Raju also condemned the attack on Jyotendra Dey.
He said these type of barbaric incidents would not cow down the journalists spirit.
Mr Raju demanded Maharashtra government to punish the guilty and provide security to journalists who are facing threats from mafia gangs.(INN)