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Press Council seeks report from UP govt on journalist killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence

Raman Kashyap, 30, a local journalist from Nighasan area of Lahimpur Kheri district, was killed while covering the farmers protests for Sadhana TV.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: October 6, 2021 12:45:55 pm
People take a look at the overturned SUV which was destroyed in the violence during farmers' protest, at Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)

The Press Council of India Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of the death of a journalist during the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, and a sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the facts of the case “at the earliest”.

Raman Kashyap, 30, a local journalist from Nighasan area of Lahimpur Kheri district, was killed while covering the farmers protests for Sadhana TV.

In a statement, Press Council of India said it was “taking suo-motu cognisance on the issue”, and has “directed the Government of Uttar Pradesh through the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh to submit a report on the facts of the case at the earliest.”

Press Council of India chairman Chandramauli Kumar Prasad “expressed concern over the killing” of Kashyap.

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