Anurag Sharma, a journalist and blogger from Maharashtra, was stabbed to death on the steps of a hospital in Pune, Maharashtra on Monday evening, police said.
The deceased, identified as Anurak Sharma, 39, was attacked with a knife by three people in the early hours of Monday, police commissioner N Raghavendra told AFP.
The accused allegedly stabbed Sharma twice with the knife and stabbed him once in the head, Raghvendra said.
“We have arrested three people, who were involved in the murder.
We have filed a case of murder.
I have no wish to kill anybody,” Raghavi said.
Police said the three men, who are aged between 15 and 22, have been identified.
Sharma had been posted as a correspondent for the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena newspaper, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission and the state-run National News Agency.
“The deceased was an avid user of social media, he was also a journalist, activist and writer.
He had no intention to kill anyone,” Ranga Pathak, assistant commissioner of police, said.
He was also the head of a local NGO.
“I am very saddened by the murder and deeply concerned about the death of the journalist,” BJP Maharashtra president Prabhat Khandelwal said in a statement.
“Such a crime should never be committed, and we urge the Maharashtra Police to bring the culprits to book.
We urge the media not to report the incident without a warrant.”
The Maharashtra government is yet to confirm Sharma’s identity.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
The three men have been charged with murder, rioting and criminal intimidation.