HT associate editor Raj Kumar Ray dies in accident

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Jun 05, 2017 10:00 PM IST

Business journalist Ray succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a speeding motorcycle in the Govindpuri area.

Raj Kumar Ray, an associate editor with Hindustan Times who was widely regarded as an expert on economy and business, died in New Delhi on Sunday.

Raj Kumar Ray
Raj Kumar Ray

Ray, 45, was hit by a speeding motorcycle while crossing the road in the Govindpuri area. He suffered severe head trauma and was declared brought dead at the AIIMS trauma centre.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east) Romil Baaniya said the 18-year-old biker, a resident of Tughlaqabad, has been arrested.

A post-graduate in economics from Calcutta University, Ray started his career as an equity researcher before moving to journalism in 1997. Over the last two decades, he worked in organisations such as the Press Trust of India, Thomson Reuters, Financial Express and business news channel BTVI. Ray joined Hindustan Times this February.

Ray is survived by his wife, Debjani, and six-year-old son, Arinjay.

“We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of our dear colleague, Raj Kumar Ray. Our condolences and thoughts are with his family,” Hindustan Times said in a statement.

Baaniya said the biker, identified only as Dalip, has been booked for rash driving and causing death by negligence. A school dropout, Dalip did not have a driving licence.

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