Chirag Patel

On 15 March, 2019, the body of 26-year-old journalist, Chirag Patel, was found in the eastern part of Ahmedabad.

Patel, who worked with a local vernacular television channel, left his home on March 15 and his body was found in Kathwada and Nikol area on the afternoon of 16 March.

Patel lived with his older brother and mother in Nikol. His body was found by locals at around 12 pm and the police were informed.

According to his family he left home after lunch on the Friday afternoon. When after 10 pm Patel didn’t return, his family members started calling him, but his phone was not reachable.

In the morning when Patel didn’t return home, his family members contacted the police station. The body was found in an open plot near Kathwada Tabali Hanuman road that afternoon.

His body had burn marks and his phone was reported missing.

Responsibility for the investigation has been handed over to the Criminal Branch of the local police who have charged unknown persons with murder in the FIR.


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Date of Killing:15/03/2019

Previous Threats:Unknown

Type of Work:Journalist/communicator


Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights

Sector Detail:Abuse of power/corruption, Freedom of Expression

More information:Front Line Defenders

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