Ruhi Khan/CPJ Guest Blogger

Ruhi Khan has worked as a journalist in Mumbai and London in both print and broadcast media. A Jefferson fellow and recipient of the Mary Morgan Hewitt Award for Women in Journalism in 2008, Ruhi currently lives in London and writes on campaigning issues.

Mumbai journalists pay tribute to J Dey. (AP/Rajanish Kakade)

Recalling J Dey, Mumbai’s heralded crime reporter

In the comfort of my London home, far from the dangers of crime reporting in Mumbai, the news flash on television seemed unreal. Senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey had been killed, pumped full of five bullets in broad daylight. I thought things like this only happened in Bollywood flicks, and that crime reporters in Mumbai never…

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