The journalists (read cameramen) gave Manoj Mishra a matchbox and diesel, so that he could 'commit suicide'.
The plan was that he would attempt self-immolation so that they could get a 'good footage' of a man burning shown live and could be aired as sensational news.
Mishra got badly burnt and died. The police have now registered a case of abetment for suicide against six journalists.
The FIR doesn't name anybody and naturally the mediamen would go scot-free. But isn't it shameful for journalists!
In its report, Reuters said, 'journalists helped him commit suicide in order to get dramatic footage'. Mishra, a delivery man, was upset over a large sum of money owed to him by a state-run dairy farm.
However, the journalists who wanted sensational footage so that they could get airtime handed him the matchbox and diesel. Worse was the conduct of the journalists after the incident.
As Mishra was badly burnt in process, none of the journos tried to save him and remained busy shooting him engulfed in flames. He was not taken to hospital. No one bothered to inform the police either. Mishra succumbed to burns on Independence Day.