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. banasy

    This poor man.
    RIP

    It was obviously a hit, plain and simple.
    He must have been getting to close for comfort.

    My condolences to his family.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    Yes, it is a dangerous job. When you take on the type of job that gets you so close to a group of that demention of evil.. you know what the cost will be if your caught.
    Condolences to the family as well.

    June 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      opps , meant "DIMENSION"

      June 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      OK, one more.. it should have been "you're" in "you're caught". 😦 DING DONG He He

      June 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    KILLED BY A "BIKE peddle-by" sad..

    June 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    @Ruffie:

    They were motorbikes.
    Just saying.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    well at least the gunmen had to stop first before shooting him...

    altho shooting him in the back was kinda mean..

    June 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Shooting him in the back, was cowardly. If your gonna do it.. be a man about it, and face the victim head on... so you can see what your doing not only to the victim but yourself as well.

      June 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz

    I adore my green snot.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Wondered, when you were going to show up. have at it STUPID.

      June 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz

    Oooops meant love my green snot.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzzz

    Ooooops I meant stupid moron.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz

    Ding dong. He. He. You can't hurt me.

    June 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    some how this is obama's fault

    June 11, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jrod13206

    Why is this news when everyday a report is killed in mexico for reporting about the drug cartels. there is definatley a double standard when it comes to these events.

    June 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT

    http://www.jazzzzzzzhascrabsnscabs.com it's a scratchn sniff site

    June 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Yeah... there's one for RUFFNUTT called VOMIT. LMAO

      June 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    I'm a lonely troll.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jazzzzzzzz

    you are a cantankerous TROLL, in that you hold strong to anyone caring about what you have to say.

    June 11, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Crap... I meant pertinaious

      June 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mimi

    ACP:
    Are you freaking retarded? We don't CARE!

    June 11, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
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