In a brazen daylight attack Saturday in the Indian city of Mumbai, gunmen shot and killed a veteran journalist who reported on the city's underworld.
Jyotirmoy Dey, was rushed to a hospital where he died of five gunshot wounds, reported CNN's sister network, CNN-IBN.It quoted police as saying that four men on two motorbikes pulled up to Dey, who was also riding a bike, and shot him from behind at close range.
Police are searching for the gunmen, who were able to escape the scene.
Dey had covered crime for two decades and was most recently writing for an English language tabloid called Mid Day.
The newspaper posted a statement on its website that called Dey "one of the pillars" of its newsroom.
It would not comment on the circumstances of Dey's killing but speculation surfaced that it was act committed by someone who intended to silence him.
"WeÂ will not stop doing investigating stories, and we will not bow toÂ criminals," the newspaper said.FULL STORY