A 26-year-old news reported working in a Tamilian TV was killed by unidentified miscreants near his house in Chennai’s outskirts, reportedly over his questioning of the illegal sale of government poramboke land on Sunday night.
The deceased was taken to Government Chromepet Hospital, where the doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.
According to a report in The Hindu, the reporter has been identified as G Moses and 26, was residing at Nallur village near Somangalam in Kundrathur. Moses was covering the Sriperumbudur and Kundrathur areas for Tamilan TV. His father, Gnanaraj Yesudasan is a reporter with Malai Tamizhagam, a daily. At 10.30 p.m on Sunday, somebody called him out, and Moses stepped out of his home. His father was under the impression that he was going to meet some friends.
Moses’s father Jesudas, who is also a journalist said to The News Minute, “My son was always vocal about the issues happening in the region. Earlier there was a problem due to land grabbing by a gang and he went there and reported about it.”
“Reporter Moses who was covering ganja sales and land encroachment has been hacked to death in Puthu Nellore. We strongly condemn this. We request Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to take swift action against the accused. Police is responsible for this murder since Moses gave a complaint that there is threat to his life and still there was no action from the police department”, the Tamil Nadu Women Journalists Forum said.
Moses used to expose the undercover operations of anti-social elements in the region through the Sirappu Paarvai (Special focus) show on Tamilan channel. Last week, he had reported on ganja sales carried out by a gang in the region and had been facing threats from the group.