Thursday, August 17, 2006


Journalists ‘egged on’ suicide victim

`Indian TV journalists keen for a story encouraged a protester to burn himself to death, giving him matches and fuel, a report quoting police in India said.

The journalists in the eastern state of Bihar kept the cameras rolling as Manoj Mishra, who was demanding back pay, suffered 90 per cent burns to his body, The Indian Express newspaper said.

Police later filed a case against the journalists, accusing them of abetting suicide, the daily said.’

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