Mumbai: Woman Journalist Arrested in Dey Killing

Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS): A woman reporter with an English newspaper here was Friday arrested for alleged involvement in senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's killing, police said.

Jigna Vora had allegedly provided Dey's mobile number and his location to mafia don Chhota Rajan, who claimed responsibility for the sensational June 11 killing.

Vora was arrested after being summoned by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch for investigation. She has worked with several Mumbai-based newspapers and is the eighth person to be arrested in the case.

She will be presented before a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here.

Dey, 56, Mid Day's editor for special investigations, was gunned down near his residence in central Mumbai's Powai by motorcycle-borne assailants.

Vora has been described as friendly with the late Dey and mediapersons, especially the crime journalists here, are shocked by the sudden turn of events leading to her arrest.


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  • Dr. Zita Lobo, Mangalore/U.A.E

    Sat, Nov 26 2011

    Murder is not a nice thing whoever does it. When a man is allegedly involved we dont say "man reporter...." then why a 'woman journalist..."?. This obviously provokes the unprecedented response of Harsha Malhotra with the assumption of a constitutional right given only to men to give 'supari'. Men and women are equally capable of good and evil.

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  • Ganesh, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2011

    We have to wait for full police investigation. may be she is not aware of that is mafia don.

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  • Shahsee, Udupi/Bahrain

    Sat, Nov 26 2011

    Before A woman behind the success of a Man. Now A woman behind the murder of a Man.

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Fri, Nov 25 2011

    my even women's give 'supari'..??? I felt very very bad when dey's mother waving from window when dead body is taking off!!! after all what's life..

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