On 2 July 2012, human rights defender Mr K Rajmohan Chandra was attacked and killed by a gang armed with sharp objects.
On 24 February 2012, human rights defender Mr Premkumar Jha was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Virar area of Thane, Maharashtra state.
On 10 January 2012, Mr S Bhuvaneswaran was killed by two men armed with sickles in Kolathur in the district of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu.
by Mary Lawlor
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