June 11th, 2011
01:14 PM ET

Indian crime reporter shot dead

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.

"We  will not stop doing investigating stories, and we will not bow to  criminals," the newspaper said.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    one time i ate some mushrooms soaked in bong water... the next day i woke up in my boxers in a bean field out by lake lottawana... i had to call my grandma to pick me up and get me...

    the next day the cops called me and told me that they found my car in a creek with a bunch of mail boxes on and in it.. someone musta been running over mailboxes in it and drinking mad dog 20/20...

    June 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banazi

    My creator had an old '65 Ford pickup truck that used to get drunk and sideswipe parked cars. His truck got tangled up with an old volkswagon once. Drug it for half a block before it finally cut loose.Crazy hicks. Why didn't they just form a crips or bloods kinda gang and do it modern? Didn't know any better i guess. (no bongwater was spilled. We were stupid. But not stupid enough to take our bongs along on our escapades. No offense der Ruf.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    MY favorite is to go out on garbage day about 4am and plow everyones garbage... one time i ran over evryones garbage from 63rd and woodson up to 87th and raytown road.. if the garbage men ever found where i lived i would have came up missing ...

    June 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Garbage Day

    We should have a national holiday where we could just be who we are for a whole day without any interuptions.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    argh.. i'd be a pirate yee land lubber... i'd go plunder best buy and then goto hoo-ters...

    June 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. IndyGent

    We should, Garbage Day, but there will always be someone to troll names.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Phillipa

    My creator is as majestic as they come.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ‚ā¨Engleberthumperdink¬•¬£

    So much for freedom of the press.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ¤.¤

    Freedom of the press – but only if one likes what they print.
    All bets are off, otherwise.
    And freedom of the press is guaranteed in The United States....this was in India...

    Cosmo, you're droll, very droll...

    banazi, they already chased the Indians out of Chicago once...you are not, I repeat, NOT funny. Please shut up.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ¤.¤

    I am a troubled troll. I am very an al retentive. So sorry banasy I commanded you to shut up but I feel so big and important behind a computer screen. So brave. I know I am a blog tard but I just can't help myself.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ¤.¤

    What is today? Today is Sunday. What does that mean. It means that I need to go to a all you can eat buffet. Then puke and eat my puke. I do this every sunday. I will eat at CiCi's Pizza Buffet-pizza supreme. My vomit matches my fat ugly face.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzz

    How disgusting.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ***banasy***

    *Sigh*

    June 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kugu

    I'm all about being epic this year! This is my epic year. I just launched my BrainyFeet site, which csoufes on the epic niche of lifestyle business geniuses who also teach their own kids. The possibilities and options in life for people in this lifestyle are epic too. That's why I'm launching a community site for them, DIY Families, within the next 8 10 weeks.I'm also putting together an epic online course for how to launch your family-centered dream business so you can live your family-centered dream life.My graphic design business is making epic changes too. I'm shifting gears there and creating design options for every budget. It's an epic win-win because they get the classy design they need and I get some semi-passive income.And the most epic of all my older kids are going off to college in the fall, then me, the hubs and the little ones are making an epic cross country voyage. We're moving from Alaska to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, in a pick up truck, with a camper shell & a trailer full of our stuff. We plan to be on tour for at least 45 days, and I can't wait!Yes, epic is a buzz word but it totally suits this chick's plans for the year. Thank you Andy for all of your encouragement over the last month or so helping me get to this point. Nowhere to go from here but to the stars!

    April 22, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
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