BY Tommy Hodgson

Indian freelancer Raman Kashyap killed while covering a protest

The freelance journalist contributed to the local news channel Sadhna Plus TV. He was found dead on October 4, 2021

He had sustained injuries the day before whilst covering a protest of local farmers in the city of Lakhimpur Kheri. According to reports, the protest turned violent when the minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra, turned up. His car actually hit some of the protesting farmers.

Seven others were killed in the clashes. Kashyap's family say they were being pressured by police and supporters of the minister to publicly state that the farmers caused his death, not being crushed under the weight of Mishra's car. But as the CPJ reported, Kashyap's father stated that, "My son was not beaten up. I saw the body".