Latif, who worked at Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, succumbed to bullet injuries in a hospital where he was brought soon after four assailants attacked him at around 11 am at the Zafrabad area of the national capital.
The senior investigation officials hinted at the suspicious side of the murder when they stated, "He had come to Delhi to meet a member of Parliament as part of his job. We have no idea how he ended in north-east Delhi."
Latif's belongings, including his bag and camera were missing. Sources informed that Latif, after being transferred from Hyderabad to UP, started reporting on local builders and criminals. Sources also stated, Latif had earlier received threat calls several times.
Police official said, "We have registered a case of murder, and are checking all his call records. We are also trying to find out if his colleagues in Delhi had any idea about his whereabouts."
MiD Day journalist Dey was killed in Mumbai. With the latest casualty, it seems that Indian journalists are no longer safe in their own country.