Indian journalist shot dead in Mumbai
A journalist investigating underworld crime in India's financial hub Mumbai was shot dead in broad daylight Saturday, police said, DPA reported.
Jyotirmoy Dey, a senior journalist with the daily Mid Day, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Powai area of north-west Mumbai.
J Dey, as he was popularly known, was rushed to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police investigating the shooting suspect it may be linked to an underworld gang, IANS news agency reported.
Dey had written a book called Zero Dial - The Dangerous World of Informers, based on his reportage of the Mumbai underworld.
In his forties, Dey had been covering the Mumbai underworld gangs and crime syndicates for many years and had extensive contacts in both the underworld and the police.