India: Journalist killed in car accident

Two people, including a Captain TV journalist were killed in a car accident at Kallankattupudur in Tamil Nadu on February 18. The IFJ is saddened on the death and urges all journalists to remain safe when reporting.

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B Chandrasekar, 36, who worked as a reporter for Captain TV and university student, R Kishore, 19, were killed in the car accident at 12:45am on Coimatore-Pollachi Road while travelling from Malumichampatty, the residential village in the Coimbatore-South taluk, Coimbatore district.

 The two were killed when the car they were driving rammed into a divider. While Kishore died on the spot, the Captain TV journalist, Chandrasekar died on the way to Pollachi Government Hospital. A third person in the car, 36-year-old Senthilkumar was injured and received first aid at Pollachi Government Hospital. 

Chandrasekar leaves behind his wife, six-year old son and two-year old daughter.

 The IFJ said: “This is a deeply unfortunate accident and as always it is a tragedy when journalists are killed. The IFJ mourns the death of B Chandrasekar."

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