Editors Guild seeks court-led probe into death of journalist in UP | India News – Times of India


New Delhi: The death of TV journalist Raman Kashyap during the Lakhimpur Kheri violence is shocking and raises many questions, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) said while demanding a separate court-led special investigation to ascertain the circumstances under which Kashyap died.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Guild said there were “competing versions” in the media about the conditions under which Kashyap died, with one claiming that he died of bullet wounds. Expressing its shock at the death of Kashyap, the EGI said, he was reporting on the events of the day when the “horrific incident” of the convoy running through protesting farmers took place, “killing some of them”.
“In what is clearly a terror attack meant to spread fear amongst the farmers, the killing of Kashyap raises many questions. There are competing versions about Kashyap’s death including a version that claims he died of bullet wounds,” the Guild said in a sharply worded statement. It also said an independent inquiry is, therefore, needed to establish the cause of the TV journalist’s death. “The EGI is concerned about the varying versions of the incident in different sections of the media. It is imperative for the media to report the facts and not versions,” it said.

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