Another RTI activist assaulted for filing RTI application
In Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, Raj Kumar Singh, an RTI activist was stabbed several times while he was travelling in an auto rickshaw. As he was going along with a colleague, some unknown men came on a motorbike and stopped the auto dragging Singh out of the vehicle. He was assaulted with a hammer and the attackers stabbed him multiple times before escaping.
He is currently in a hospital where his condition is said to be serious. He was reshed to the hospital by the passerby. The police are enquiring into the matter and the Singh is said to have informed the police he had filed some RTI queries against the activities of local woman village chief. He has named her sons as the suspects.
There have been many cases in the past where RTI activists have been assaulted by those whose illegal activities have been exposed.