Sandeep Sharma

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A sweeper cleans a busy road in India's capital New Delhi in January 2011. Two journalists in Bihar state died after a car ran them over on March 25, according to reports. (Reuters/Parivartan Sharma)

Indian authorities must investigate deaths of journalists hit by car

New Delhi, March 29, 2018–Authorities in India’s Bihar state must conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of Navin Nischal, a stringer for the Hindi-language daily Dainik Bhaskar, and Vijay Singh, a freelance contributor to local magazines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Indian workers use boats to transport sand as they remove it from the River Yamuna in Allahabad in March 2018. Amid growing outrage over the latest murder of a journalist in India, police have arrested a truck driver accused of killing Sandeep Sharma over his investigative reporting into the country's "sand mafia." (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)

Indian reporter hit by truck, dies after investigating ‘sand mafia’

New Delhi, March 27, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities to determine the motive and bring to justice those responsible for the death of journalist Sandeep Sharma in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state.

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