• Thursday, August 11, 2022


Police make arrest over Indian journalist’s ‘sand mafia’ death

Sandeep Sharma

By: Sarwar Alam

Amid growing outrage over the latest murder of a journalist in India, police have arrested a truck driver accused of killing Sandeep Sharma over his investigative reporting into the country’s ‘sand mafia’. The television journalist was mown down by a truck as he rode a motorcycle on Monday — the second hit and run killing of a journalist in 24 hours. Sharma had reportedly told local authorities he feared he would be a target of the gangs that traffick sand for the construction industry. Activists say the networks are helped by police and political patronage. The journalist had reportedly exposed…

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