Journalist Pradeep’s family alleges foul play behind fatal accident

The family and friends said they believe that the accident could’ve been staged by those who were hurt by his work.

Published: 15th December 2020 05:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2020 05:06 PM   |  A+A-

Journalist S V Pradeep

Journalist S V Pradeep. (Photo | Facebook)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The family of journalist SV Pradeep has alleged that the road accident that resulted in the scribe’s death could be staged and demanded a detailed probe to unveil the “foul play”. Pradeep’s mother Vasanthakumari and sister Preeja gave statements before the Nemom police that he was being threatened on social media platforms regularly owing to his journalistic endeavours, police sources told TNIE. Pradeep was working as an online journalist after leaving mainstream media.

The family and friends said they believe that the accident could’ve been staged by those who were hurt by his work. “We, family members, at times advised him to be cautious while doing his job. Even last week, I had asked him to play it safe while broadcasting his stories. But he did not listen to me. He said he was reporting truth and nothing could deter him from carrying out his duty,” said a close relative, who wished not to be named.

The politicians too demanded a thorough probe to clear the air about the accident. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala urged the police to clear the doubts that have arisen over the death. “A high-level probe should be carried out to bring out the truth,” he said.

BJP state chief K Surendran said Pradeep was privy to the secrets of those in the corridors of power and asked the state police chief to launch a detailed probe by a special team. Pradeep had been caught in the eye of the storm several times due to his sensational reporting. He was the coordinator of Mangalam Channel when it did a sting on Transport Minister A K Saseendran.

KUWJ demands comprehensive probe

T’Puram: The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has demanded a comprehensive investigation into the mysterious death of journalist S V Pradeep. “It’s quite mysterious that the incident, which occurred at a busy place, went unnoticed,” the KUWJ said in an official statement. Union president K P Reji and general secretary E S Subhash expressed deep condolences at the passing of S V Pradeep.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Everyman Andwoman

    Carl Albert Fritz Michael Gerlich (15 February 1883 – 30 June 1934) was a German journalist and historian
    1 year ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp