Journalists Killed  |  India

Dinesh Pathak

Sandesh

May 22, 1993, in Baroda, India

Pathak, a resident editor of Sandesh newspaper in Baroda, was stabbed to death by a group of assailants while entering the newspaper's office. About six months earlier, during the November Navratri festival in Gujarat, Raju Risaldar, chief of Shiv Sena, a Hindu nationalist political organization, publicly threatened to kill Pathak. Pathak had written articles criticizing the Hindu nationalist party. After Pathak's murder, Risaldar was killed during a scuffle with police.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Corruption, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Partial

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes


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