Shahjahanpur/Nagpur: In a shocking incident, Shahjahanpur-based journalist Jagendra Singh has died after he was allegedly burnt alive for a Facebook post against Samajwadi Party MLA Ram Murti.
Singh’s family has claimed that a police officer allegedly set the journalist on fire. He succumbed to his injuries while he was being taken to the hospital.
Singh had reportedly written about the MLA in newspapers accusing him of nefarious activities regarding illegal mining and forced occupation of land, etc. The charges are said to have angered the Samajwadi Party leader. He also allegedly implicated Jagendra Singh in a false case.
“The police murdered Jagendra Singh,” the eyewitnesses claim.
However, the police has maintained that Singh committed suicide. “There was a case against Jagendra Singh. We tried to arrest him but he committed suicide,” SP, Shahjahanpur said.