Mumbai, June 12 (ANI): Senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot dead by unknown assailants on Saturday, was cremated on Sunday at suburban Ghatkopar.
Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and a large number of media persons turned up to pay their last respects to him before his cremation.
Talking to reporters, Bhujbal assured the victim's family that the culprits would be arrested soon.
"This is a very sad incident. A special team of the Crime Branch has already begun a probe into the murder. They are also looking into the involvement of persons associated with oil mafia and underworld," he added
Dey was shot dead by motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in Mumbai's central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon.
The postmortem report of Dey indicates that he was shot from close range. The report also shows that five bullets hit him, of which, four hit him in the left chest and one was lodged under the right shoulder
He was considered to be arguably India's best-connected writer on the Mumbai underworld. He spent most of his reporting career bringing out accounts of the goings-on in the Mumbai underworld for several newspapers.
He also wrote a book titled 'Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers' and 'Khallas' - considered a dictionary on the Mumbai underworld. (ANI)