Bhopal: A journalist of a Hindi newspaper in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district was brutally beaten to death by the family members of a girl with whom he had an affair going.
Police said the journalist was murdered by the father, mother and minor brother of the 19-year-old girl. All three accused have been arrested.
Santosh Shrivastava, 35, was working in Singrauli as an editor of a local Hindi daily. He had an affair with a girl who used to work with the newspaper, but her family members were was against the relationship.
The girl’s father, Lallu Prasad Pal, invited Shrivastava to his home for dinner on Saturday. After dinner, Shrivastava had a dispute with Pal over his relationship with the girl.
The dispute turned ugly and Shrivastava allegedly began beating up Pal. This irked Pal’s 16-year-old son and wife, and both of them began attacking Shrivastava with lathis and an iron rod. Pal also joined the two and they continued to beat Shrivastava till he died.