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Body Of Bihar Journalist, RTI Activist Found Burned, Tossed By Roadside

Body Of Bihar Journalist, RTI Activist Found Burned, Tossed By Roadside

Buddhinath Jha was reportedly engaged on exposing “pretend” nursing houses


The physique of a 22-year-old journalist and RTI activist, who was kidnapped 4 days in the past, was discovered on Friday night – burned and tossed by the roadside – close to a village in Bihar’s Madhubani district.

Buddhinath Jha, alias Avinash Jha, was a journalist working with a neighborhood information portal. He disappeared two days after he uploaded a Fb put up that named medical clinics that he alleged had been “pretend”. His work had led to the closure of some such clinics and big fines for others.

Throughout his reporting Buddhinath apparently obtained quite a few threats and presents of lakhs in bribes, neither of which deterred him from his work.

He was final seen round 10 pm on Tuesday – on the feed of a CCTV put in close to his house close to Lohia Chowk in Benipatti. His home is lower than 400 metres from the city’s police station.

The feed reveals him popping out of his house, which is on a slim lane, a number of occasions from 9 pm, and strolling about on the close by major street talking on his cell phone. The feed additionally reveals him going to his clinic (on the identical lane as his house) a number of occasions whereas speaking on the telephone.

The final time he’s seen he leaves house at 9.58 pm carrying a yellow scarf round his neck. He walks previous Lohia Chowk, previous one other home and the Benipatti Police Station.

This was between 10.05 and 101.10 pm and he was seen by a person within the native market. After that he appeared to fade. There was not hint when his household awoke the subsequent day.

His bike was nonetheless at house, however his clinic was open and his laptop computer was on.

It was assumed that Buddhinath had gone out late Tuesday night time, or early Wednesday morning, for some work, and that he would return. However he didn’t return.

Nevertheless, because the day handed his household grew extra frightened and a written criticism was made with the police, who tracked his cell phone.

It was discovered that it had been switched on at 9 am Wednesday within the village of Betoun, which is about 5 km west of Benipatti. On reaching there the police failed to seek out any additional leads.

One other day – Thursday – handed with the police unable to trace down Buddhinath.

On Friday, November 12, one BJ Vikas, a cousin of Buddhinath, obtained data {that a} physique had been discovered on the freeway passing via the Betoun village.

Some kinfolk and the authorities rushed there to seek out Buddhinath’s physique, which was recognized by a hoop on his finger, a mark on his leg and a sequence round his neck.

With consent from the household, the physique was despatched for a right away autopsy, after which handed over to the household. The final rites had been carried out at this time.

The stunning incident has generated large outrage within the space, with a number of asking how he may have been kidnapped when his house was only a few hundred metres from the police station.


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