Two arrested for murder of Dainik Bhaskar journalist in Bihar
Two persons were arrested by the Bihar police on Monday night, in connection with the recent murder of the Dainik Bhaskar journalist Dharmendra Singh on November 12.
The two accused, Radhika Raman Rai and Manish Singh were arrested from two separate places in the Rohtas district of Bihar, during a late night raid by the police. Rai is a resident of Rohtas while Singh from Varanasi who is on the wanted list of the police for other three cases according to a report by the PTI.
Dharmendra Singh, a 35-year-old senior scribe was shot at close range when he stopped at a roadside tea stall during his daily morning walk near his house in the Amra Talab area in the south-western district of Rohtas on November 12. He was frequently writing against the illegal stone crusher units according to the reports.
Dharmendra had an old rivalry with Pappu Singh, currently lodged in a jail and is a resident of Dumariya village under Mufassil police station of the district.
The police have seized a motorcycle (BR-24 N 9904) which was used in the crime. Patna Zonal Inspector General N H Khan told PTI that they also have lodged a First Information Report against six people after Ravindra Singh, brother-in-law of the journalist filed a complaint. the police have formed a special investigation team and investigating the matter.
In May, senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan was gunned down in the north-western district of Siwan allegedly at the behest of controversial former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin.