Shahjahanpur: Highlighting the utter lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh, a journalist named Jagendra Singh was allegedly burnt alive for a Facebook post against Samajwadi Party (SP) 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.
Although the eyewitnesses alleged that Jagendra has been murdered by the police, the cops denied the allegations and said Jagendra committed suicide.