'Sad, tragic and shameful': News of TV journalist's alleged murder in UP causes uproar on social media; Twitterati slam govt and police

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, June 14, 2021, 05:18 PM IST
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A TV journalist based in Uttar Pradesh has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Pratapgarh district.

Just a day before his death, Sulabh Srivastava, who worked for ABP News and ABP Ganga, wrote to the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday saying he felt threatened following his recent reportage of liquor mafias in the district.

Seeking protection, Srivastava had said he had been informed by sources that the liquor mafia was angry with him after the publication of his report and wanted to harm him or his family.

The Pratapgarh police has said that the journalist died in a 'motorcycle accident.'

"Srivastava was returning on his motorcycle after media coverage, at around 11 p.m. on Sunday. He fell from his motorcycle near a brick kiln. Some labourers lifted him from the road and then used his phone to call his friends," the Pratapgarh police said in a statement.

"He was taken to the district hospital where the doctors declared him dead," the statement reads.

The police also added that the initial probe revealed that Srivastava fell after his "bike collided with a handpump along the road".

The police also added that they are probing other angles in the matter.

The news has caused a lot of furore on social media. many have taken to Twitter to criticise the police for not preventing the incident. People are now demanding justice for the deceased journalist.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

With inputs from IANS.

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