Bihar: Journalist shot dead in Sasaram

The incident took place around 6.30 am, when Dharmendra Kumar (40), a contributor with Dainik Bhaskar, was drinking tea at a roadside stall at Amra Talaab.

By: Express News Service | Patna | Published:November 13, 2016 2:04 am

A reporter working with a Hindi daily was shot dead while he was out for morning walk near his house at Sasaram’s Muffasil area on Saturday morning. This is the third murder of a journalist in Bihar since May this year.

The incident took place around 6.30 am, when Dharmendra Kumar (40), a contributor with Dainik Bhaskar, was drinking tea at a roadside stall at Amra Talaab. Reports said three people arrived on a bike and shot him twice on the chest from close range. He died on way to hospital.

Kumar, who earlier wrote for Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar, was a contributor for Dainik Bhaskar for the last two months. Rohtas SP Manavjit Singh Dhillon said, “An FIR is yet to be registered but it seems to be a case of personal enmity. Kumar was wanted in a 2015 case for facilitating illegal stone quarrying. He also faced a motorcycle theft case”. BJP legislature party leader Sushil Kumar Modi said, “The government has failed to protect journalists.”

 

 

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    Hudaf Shaikh
    Nov 13, 2016 at 2:07 am
    What else to expect when Nitish and Laloo joined hands with criminals to continue to rule Bihar. Several of Nitish's top ministers and many of the ruling party MLAs even went to greet noted don, Shahabuddin on his release on bail. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Criminals in Bihar now have been given a free hand to loot and murder at will.
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