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Bihar journalist shot by motorbike-borne criminals, one arrested

The 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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 07 Sep 2017, 10:24:16 PM
Motorbike-borne criminals opened fire at a journalist in Bihar's Arwal. (Representative Image)

New Delhi:

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.”

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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.

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Mishra has been rushed to a local hospital for medical attention where doctors have state his condition to be critical.

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First Published : 07 Sep 2017, 06:08:49 PM