The unsung heroes who perished before J. Dey

The killing of Mid-Day investigations editor J. Dey prompts Mail Today to compile a roster of journalists who have met a similar end in the line of duty. Not surprisingly, “troubled” Kashmir and the northeast account for the majority of the 31 deaths in the last 14 years.

Image: courtesy Mail Today

Also read: J. DEY: ‘When eagles are silent, parrots jabber’


  1. Rohan

    Instead of ‘Rosera, India’ and ‘Sirsi, India’ perhaps appending the State name would have helped?

  2. Natasha

    Interestingly, nobody from ‘The Times of India’ figures in the list of journalists who fell while operating behind enemy lines.

  3. While I’m appalled by this list, why did Mail Today choose 1997? And why then are 8 of those listed from before 1997?

  4. Krishna Kumar

    What does it mean?

    1. Hampi Dougal

      They are not on the take?

  5. Kumar


    I would have liked to also see the status of each case, whether culprits were caught or punished. Also who ordered these attacks and what sensitive stories they were investigating (the root cause).

    You have also included some deaths like plane crash, so it is important to separate the media factor.

    Thank you.

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