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*This journalist is a candidate for addition to the memorial.

News Organization: DESHBANDHU

Died: 2013

Location: INDIA

Newspaper reporter Sai Reddy was leaving a market in central India when Maoist rebels armed with knives and an ax attacked him, leaving him to die in the street. He was 51. For more than 20 years, Reddy reported on families caught in the crossfire between police and Maoist rebels, who have led a rebellion in India’s tribal regions since the late 1960s. His reporting earned him the wrath of both sides — the police accused him of being linked to the Maoists, and the rebels torched his house. The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders ranked India among the world’s five deadliest countries for journalists in 2013.