The cameraman for government-run Doordarshan was killed as he was covering the campaign for upcoming state elections in Chhattisgargh. Sahu was part of a media team embedded with local police when the group came under attack by a Maoist militant group. He died in the crossfire while his two Doordarshan colleagues were uninjured in the attack.
In a separate incident, Chandan Tiwari, a journalist with Aaj News was last seen on Monday, October 29 in the Chatra district of Jharkhand. Early on Tuesday, Tiwari was found unconscious in the jungle, with injuries from blunt objects. He was rushed to hospital where he was declared deceased. According to investigations Tiwari had lodged two police complaints over threats he had received with police.