37 journalists have been killed in India since 1992
India has seen 37 journalists die in the line of duty since 1992, a 2015 report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists has revealed. The country stood ninth among the top ten deadliest countries for journalists.
In most cases, the journalists were murdered in connection with their reporting on crime and politics. Others were killed while reporting in strife-torn regions of the country such as Kashmir and Assam.
Political groups have been the alleged murderers of journalists the most number of times in India - killing 20 journalists. They have shot the scribes dead, planted car bombs, or assaulted them with weapons.
Who has killed journalists in India?
The reporters have lost their lives the most in northern Jammu & Kashmir while covering the separatist movement in the conflict-torn state. Ten journalists have been killed in the state.
The southern state of Andhra Pradesh has been the second-most dangerous state for journalists in India, with six deaths in total.
Uttar Pradesh, another state in the northwestern part of the country, is third on this list. The state has always had law and order problems.
Most dangerous states for the press in India
The map below shows all the deaths, their reason, and the alleged killers. You can click on the dots to read the detailed story.