9 episodes

When a judge in India dies of a heart attack, his passing barely makes the news. But when his niece approaches a journalist two years later, she shares a different story: that the circumstances around Judge Brijgopal Loya’s death have made his family doubt the official story. Killing Justice investigates how one man’s death has become a lodestone for increasingly polarized politics in India. Following the reporting and legal fallout that arise from this tip, Host Ravi Gupta examines the conflicting evidence and grapples with the broader implications a single night in the city of Nagpur has on the world’s largest democracy.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 109 Ratings

When a judge in India dies of a heart attack, his passing barely makes the news. But when his niece approaches a journalist two years later, she shares a different story: that the circumstances around Judge Brijgopal Loya’s death have made his family doubt the official story. Killing Justice investigates how one man’s death has become a lodestone for increasingly polarized politics in India. Following the reporting and legal fallout that arise from this tip, Host Ravi Gupta examines the conflicting evidence and grapples with the broader implications a single night in the city of Nagpur has on the world’s largest democracy.

    1. A Mysterious Death

    1. A Mysterious Death

    Ravi Gupta is approached with a tip for a story: a prominent Indian judge has died, and his family doesn’t believe the official explanation for his death. Could there be any connection to the controversial murder case the judge was hearing at the time of his death?

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    • 33 min
    2. The Family Comes Forward

    2. The Family Comes Forward

    Investigative reporter Niranjan Takle reveals how he uncovered discrepancies between the official story of Judge Loya’s death and the accounts the judge’s family shared. And how even after extensive reporting, Niranjan had to fight to publish his story.

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    • 36 min
    3. The Mothership

    3. The Mothership

    Ravi travels to Nagpur himself to try to find answers. He visits the headquarters of a powerful organization that looms over Judge Loya’s death and goes to meet a shadowy figure who may have been responsible for how Judge Loya’s postmortem was conducted.


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    • 34 min
    4. Dead on Arrival

    4. Dead on Arrival

    Judge Loya’s death left a trail of documents – but experts are conflicted on what they show. What do these records actually tell us? And how much can we trust them?

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    • 34 min
    5. The Family Flips

    5. The Family Flips

    As The Caravan reporters continue to follow up on the Judge Loya story, they are ready for backlash, dismissal, and even lawsuits – but not the reaction of Judge Loya’s family.
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    • 29 min
    6. A Farce

    6. A Farce

    The articles about Judge Loya’s death prompt five petitions for a formal investigation into his death. And they all land in front of India’s Supreme Court.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Engman19 ,

Decent

Indian American behahahaahah your mommy is white so maybe European Indian American. Why yall always leaving the white part out? Guess it validates you in someway. In the future how about using “American” and stop with the political correctness at every turn.

Decent podcast.

smacktooth ,

What a yarn

Hella good podcast series

Ckpnut ,

It’s ok

Interesting story and learned something new. Widening lens and tying to current politics necessary I think but was done in a pretty flat and cursory way. Maybe it was the narrator? Listened to all episodes for completeness but wasn’t really ever drawn in. Had a book report feel. If narrator had a personal interest in story it didn’t really come across. Overall little disappointed as think story could have been told in a more compelling way with different storytellers.

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