A journalists’ body has condemned the murder of a scribe in Bihar and demanded an immediate judicial probe in the matter. In a statement released here, the National Union of Journalists (India) said that the Government should come forward with Journalist Protection Act and family members of the murdered journalist Dharmendra Singh should be paid sufficient compensation.
35-year-old Singh was having tea at a road side stall at his Amra tola village where he was shot by some unidentified assailants today, police said. The statement also said that according to a Press Council of India report as many as 90 journalists have been killed in the country since last two-and-a-half decades. The statement added that in all these cases conviction rate is abysmally low due to influence from different quarters.