Bihar journalist shot by motorbike-borne criminals, one arrested

Updated On : 07 Sep , 2017 , 10:24 PM
Motorbike-borne criminals opened fire at a journalist in Bihar's Arwal. (Representative Image)
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.

First Published : Thursday, September 07, 2017 05:59 PM
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