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Photo Credit: Courtesy FreeMedia Sri Lanka

PARANIRUPASINGHAM  DEVAKUMAR

News Organization: NEWS 1ST

Died: 2008

Location: SRI LANKA

Devakumar, a correspondent for Maharaja Television's News 1st channel, was traveling with a friend on a motorbike when they were stopped by a group of men and stabbed to death. According to local reports, killings and attacks on journalists are meant to intimidate those working for independent media. Devakumar was 36 and had been married for a year.