The extremely systematic murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi exposes the fact that the media is feared by the rulers of some countries. It indicates the great power that the journalist has, his ability to influence public opinion about the country and its rulers.
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi was very expensive and well planned, the killers used special business jets to fly into and leave turkey, and the hit squad contained some of the best experts in forensic medicine and security in saudi arabia. He was killed so systematically that his body was allegedly disposed off by dissolving in acid, so that no trace remained at all. In most countries, till the body is found, a person is not assumed dead.
Flying business jets with 18 killers to a country just for killing a person must have cost a few millions, yet the powerful officials agreed to it indicated how much the journalist was feared and hated. If he was not important, the money could be spent elsewhere, why waste resources. Increasingly india is becoming like Saudi arabia, and anyone criticizing is labelled a security threat, defamed, cheated and exploited in the worst possible manner.