Bihar Journalist Shot Dead: Preliminary investigations indicate an old enmity with his neighbours could be the cause of the incident, police said.
local journalist in Bihar’s Araria district was shot dead this morning at his house by unidentified gunmen, Bihar Police said. The incident took place in the Raniganj Bazaar area. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called it a dukhad (sad) incident and said that on hearing the news, he immediately directed officials to investigate the crime. “How can a journalist be killed like this,” he told reporters in Patna.
Vimal Kumar Yadav, the 35-year-old victim, worked as a local journalist for the ‘Dainik Jagran’ newspaper, police said. The gunmen knocked on his door and called his name at around 5:30 am, and shot him in the chest when he opened the door, they said.
The local police station chief reached the spot at around 5:35 am and investigated the matter. The Superintendent of Police, Araria has also visited the spot. The dead body was sent for an autopsy, police said, adding that a forensics team and a dog squad are at the spot.
Preliminary investigations indicate an old enmity with his neighbours could be the cause of the incident, police said.