Four senior journalists of News18 Kerala have been booked for abetment to suicide after one of their woman colleagues tried to kill herself earlier this week.
On Thursday evening, the woman journalist attempted suicide after she reportedly received a termination notice from the management.
According to the channel’s staff, several people had been receiving notices over the last few days, forcing them to resign, citing inefficient performance.
The woman journalist was from Alappuzha district and was working in the Thiruvananthapuram bureau.
Following a police complaint that was registered, a case was booked against News18 Kerala editor Rajeev Devaraj and senior journalists Lallu Sasidharan, C N Prakash and Dileep Kumar.
Since she belongs to the Dalit community, the police are also considering slapping relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the four accused.
However, the journalists claimed that the termination decision was taken by the management and not by them.