A journalist of a local newspaper was allegedly murdered by some unidentified miscreants on Monday at his office in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
The victim, Kishore Dave was working as bureau chief of a Gujarati newspaper called “Jai Hind” in the town of Junagadh.
He was reportedly stabbed at around 9 pm while he was writing story at the office.
“He was stabbed six-seven times with knife. It appears that personal enmity could be a reason behind the murder,” a senior police officer said, according to a report in NDTV.com.
He was alone in the office when the incident happened and there were no security cameras installed in the office. Dave was found dead in the pool of blood by an office assistant, who informed police.
Kishore’s brother, Prakash Dave told ANI, “My brother has been murdered on the orders of Ratilal Suraj and Bhavesh Suraj because there was some major issue going on between the BJP and Kishore Dave since last year. Bhavesh Suraj was facing allegations of women harassment during a conference and Kishore Dave published the story in his newspaper, for which he had to face a defamation case as well. Since this incident, Suraj and Dave have been clashing.”
“Due to the same reason, they conspired to murder my brother. We had even reported it to the police that Kishore faced a threat to his life from these leaders,” he added.