Indian media fraternity was yet to come over from the shock of the gruesome murder of a senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru on Thursday late evening, unknown assailants now have targeted a scribe in Bihar.
According to intial reports, motorbike-borne criminals opened fire at a journalist in Bihar’s Arwal district on Thursday evening.
The journalist has been identified as Pankaj Mishra. He is associated with a Hindi daily Rashtriya Sahara.
Police have arrested one of the accused, who opened fire at Mishra.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Arwal Dilip Kumar said, “It is a case of personal enmity.”
The SP added that Pankaj Mishra was shot by two people from his village.
“He was was leaving bank with Rs 1 lakh cash which was robbed by him,” said a police official.
Mishra has been rushed to a local hospital for medical attention where doctors have state his condition to be critical.