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Another journalist shot at in Bihar, out of danger

September 07, 2017 10:10 PM
Journalist Pankaj Mishra convalcing in hospital

Patna: Unidentified miscreants shot at a local journalist Pankaj Mishra in Bihar’s Arwal district on Thursday. The incident took place when Mishra, working for Hindi daily Rashtriya Sahara, came out of the bank after withdrawing Rs one lakh. The miscreants snatched the amount after firing at Mishra.

This is the second attack on a journalist in Bihar since 2016. Rajdeo Ranjan, the Bureau chief of a local Hindi daily, was shot dead in Siwan in May last year while he was returning to his home from the office. The killing took place at a crowded place near Siwan railway station. 


The attack on a Bihar scribe comes close on the heels of the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.

The SP of Arwal, Dilip Kumar, however, termed it as a robbery incident. “The two miscreants waylaid Mishra, robbed him, and escaped after firing at him. One of the criminals Kundan Mahto, who belonged to the local village, was later apprehended,” said the SP.

Mishra was shifted to Sadar hospital from where he was rushed to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) where he is now stated to be out of danger.

This is the second attack on a journalist in Bihar since 2016. Rajdeo Ranjan, the Bureau chief of a local Hindi daily, was shot dead in Siwan in May last year while he was returning to his home from the office. The killing took place at a crowded place near Siwan railway station. 

Rajdeo’s widow Asha Ranjan lodged a FIR against unknown assailants but expressed apprehension that Rajdeo was bumped off at the behest of former MP, Md Shahabuddin. 

 

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