In Madhya Pradesh state, a dead journalist was found on the edge of train tracks: Sandip Kothari was kidnapped and burned alive. According to media reports, the journalist had previously denounced the illegal and mafia mining of manganese in Madhya Pradesh.
This is another spectacular murder in the quarry and mining area in Madhya Pradesh. Three years ago, two government officials were murdered in a short time. Even then, the mafia had been suspected to be behind the murders. The problem of illegal raw material extraction in Madhya Pradesh is always a major challenge for the work of XertifiX.
Please refer: MP journalist burnt to death by mining mafia, 3 arrested
Please refer to another case in 2012: Journalist, family murdered; hand of mining mafia suspected