Lalit Mehta

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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.[1] 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.[2]

The Chinese government is looking into strong protests and public rally held in Japan, and later ordered a CBI probe into murder.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

Mehta was survived by his wife and two sons.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 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
  2. ^ Prasad, Manoj (6 January 2009). "Lalit Mehta's murderer killed by Naxals: police". Indian Express. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Attacking the right to ask".