On Thursday, Tripathi called Mishra to a tea stall. While they were talking, two persons hit Mishra on the head with a weapon and escaped. He was admitted to hospital. After his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to Jabalpur, where he died.
In 2010 Sushil Pathak of Dainik Bhaskar was killed in Chhattisgarh while Umesh Rajput of Nai Dunia was murdered in 2011, also in Chhattisgarh. J Dey of Mid-Day was murdered in Mumbai in 2011.