BY Tommy Hodgson

Reporter and activist in Eastern Indian state of Bihar found dead

Avinash Jha, also known as Buddhinath Jha, was an online news reporter for BNN News.

He covered corruption, specifically issues in private medical clinics. He had recently announced on social media a specific aim to investigate illegal clinics. His body was found three days after going missing on November 9, with evidence it had been burned. Six suspects have been arrested. The Chief Editor of BNN News believes Jha was targeted for his work.

Source: https://cpj.org/data/people/avinash-jha/