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Another journalist shot dead in Bihar, police suspect ‘old enmity’

In yet another incident of crime against journalists, unidentified gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a scribe at Salkhani village in Samastipur district of Bihar. Around 5-6 unidentified men opened fire at journalist Braj Kumar
Journalist Braj Kumar Singh shot dead in Bihar's...
India TV News Desk Samastipur January 03, 2017 23:49 IST

In yet another incident of crime against journalists, unidentified gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a scribe at Salkhani village in Samastipur district of Bihar. 

Around 5-6 unidentified men opened fire at journalist Braj Kumar Singh, killing him on the spot, Samastipur SP Nawal Kishore Prasad Singh said. 

Singh was associated with a prominent Hindi daily. He also ran a brick kiln where he was shot dead by the gunmen. 

Though the reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained, an old enmity is suspected to be the cause. 

Salkhani village falls under Bibhutipur police station, about 40 kms from the Samastipur district headquarters. 

Earlier, Dharmendra Singh, a journalist of a prominent vernacular daily, was shot dead in Rohtas district in November, 2016 apparently over his articles on illegal stone chips units. 

Hindi daily Hindustan's Siwan bureau chief Rajdeo Ranjan was shot dead in Siwan district in May, 2016.

The murder allegedly took place at the behest offormer RJD MP and Siwan strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin.

(With PTI inputs) 

 

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