Day After Flagging Mafia UP Journalist Dies
Day After Flagging Mafia UP Journalist Dies. A tv journalist primarily based totally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district died Sunday night time in what the police have known as a “motorbike accident”.
Just an afternoon earlier than his dying, Sulabh Shrivastava, who labored for ABP News and its local arm, ABP Ganga, wrote to senior police officers pronouncing he felt threatened following his latest reportage of liquor mafias withinside the district.
“Mr Shrivastava become returning on his motorbike after media coverage, at round eleven pm at night time on Sunday. He fell from his motorbike close to a brick kiln. Some labourers lifted him from the street after which used his telecellsmartphone to name his friends, and that they known as an ambulance too. He become taken to the district clinic wherein the docs declared him dead,” Surendra Dwivedi, a senior police reliable in Pratapgarh, stated in a statement.
“Initial investigations have found out he become on my own on his motorcycle and fell after his motorcycle collided with a handpump with the aid of using the street. We are investigating different angles too,” Mr Dwivedi stated withinside the statement.
A image of the body – taken on the scene of the “accident” – indicates the journalist mendacity at the floor with what seem like accidents to his face. His garments appear to had been taken off – his blouse has been nearly totally eliminated and his trousers unbuttoned and pulled down.
The letter Mr Shrivastava reportedly wrote to the police – telling them he feared for his life – has now surfaced on social media and been tweeted with the aid of using senior newshounds from his former channel.
“A record of mine in opposition to the liquor mafia withinside the district had run at the information portal run with the aid of using my channel on June 9. Since then there was a number of buzz approximately this record. When I go away my domestic I experience as though a person is following me… I actually have heard via my reassets the liquor mafia is sad with my reporting and might damage me. My own circle of relatives is likewise very worried,” Mr Shrivastava had stated in that letter.
Prem Prakash, a senior police reliable from the area, advised ABP News in a telecellsmartphone-in interview he have been aware about the letter and had advised nearby officers to assess the threat.
Mr Shrivastava’s dying has been slammed with the aid of using the competition Congress, with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hitting out at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his authorities.
The liquor mafia has killed from Aligarh to Pratapgarh however the UP authorities is silent. Journalists are asking risky questions to show the truth. The authorities is asleep,” she tweeted.
“Does the UP authorities, which nurtures ‘jungle raj’, have any solution to the tears of the own circle of relatives participants of journalist Sulabh Srivastava?” Ms Gandhi Vadra asked.