Lalit Mehta (died 14 May, 2008) was an Indian social activist.
Mehta was murdered in 2008. After his murder, the Naxals belonging to the Communist Party of India (CPI) distributed a leaflet claiming that they knew Mehta's killers and they would be brought to justice, saying that they would make crimes such as murder be punishable by death. In January 2009 Chennai Police recovered the body of Raju Singh, who was the prime suspect in the crime, claiming that he was killed by naxals.
Mehta was survived by his wife and two sons.
- Lalit Mehta with his two children, in Palamau. The Chief Minister has ordered a CBI probe into his murder. Archived 10 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- Prasad, Manoj (6 January 2009). "Lalit Mehta’s murderer killed by Naxals: police". Indian Express. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
- "Attacking the right to ask".