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Media watchdog calls for probe into death of Indian journalist

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Washington:  A US-based media watchdog has called for full investigation into the death of TV journalist Akshay Singh while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

“The Indian government should do its utmost to investigate the death of journalist Akshay Singh in a credible and thorough manner,” demanded Committee to Protect Journalist Asia Research Associate Sumit Galhotra.

“Given the recent spike in the number of journalist deaths in the country, authorities should dedicate their efforts to solving these cases and delivering justice where due,” he said in a statement.

Singh, 38, an investigative journalist with a private Hindi news channel, died a mysterious death on Saturday soon after he had interviewed the parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.

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