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On 9 June 2015, Jagendra Singh, a freelance journalist in Lucknow, died from major burn injuries he sustained after he was allegedly set on fire. Singh had been posting Facebook posts on corrupt practices by Uttar Pradesh’s Minister of State for Backward Class Welfare, Ram Murti Verma, and had been allegedly attacked in the past by Verma’s associates and the police.

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