Vipin Agarwal was a human rights defender and Right to Information (RTI) activist from Bihar in eastern India. He filed RTI applications and exposed incidents of land-grabbing and encroachment by land mafias with political connections. On 23 September 2021 Agarwal was shot and killed in broad daylight by two men on a motorcycle. Prior to his murder, Agarwal had requested police protection as his house had been raided and his family members assaulted. This protection was not provided. Six months after his murder, Agarwal's teenage son who had been pursuing justice in his father's case died by suicide in despair at the inaction of the Bihar police.