Journalist Murdered in Bihar

Sourav Kumar;Bihar
Patna: Rajdev Ranjan,42, senior journalist, was returning to home late evening from his office on Friday, meanwhile unidentified assailants intercepted his motor bike near flyover bridge under town area police station and opened fire at him; Ranjan sustained two bullets injuries; and died on the way to hospital.
Mr Ranjan was working on the post of bureau chief Siwan, Dainik Hindustan. The SP Siwan told that the offenders were motorcycle borne; but their phiz, their numbers are unknown yet. The investigation is going on. The police have taken two men in custody. They are being questioned.
Mr Ranjan was the resident of Mahadeva Mission compound. He had celebrated his marriage anniversary on Thursday.
The BJP targeted Nitish government, the spokesperson Sambit Patra said, " not only jungle rule here; but also the situation worsened here now than before."
Mr Shahnawaz Hussain, the BJP leader, said, “Rajdev Ranjan was a courageous journalist in the field of writing…having heard his murder I am saddened very much…the situation has worsened now in Bihar than before.”
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has condemned the killing and directed top police officers to take prompt action in the case.
The IG Bihar Mr Sunil Kumar sent a superintendent of police rank of officer to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, a US-based media watchdog called for an investigation into the brutal killings of two journalists in Bihar and Jharkhand this week.

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