Journalist killed in Bihar after SUV owned by local leader hits bike, family alleges murder
(The New Indian Express):
ARA: A local journalist was among two persons killed when an SUV rammed into their bike in Bhojpur district, with the family alleging that it was a case of murder and a former village head was behind it, police said today.
Naveen and his friend Vijay Singh were riding a motorcycle last night when they were crushed to death by the SUV near Nahsi village.
Irate villagers intercepted the vehicle, but its occupants fled. The mob set the SUV on fire, Avakash Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Bhojpur, said.
Rajesh, brother of Naveen Nishchal who worked for Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, had alleged in the FIR that it was a case of murder and a former Panchayat Mukhiya Ahmed Ali alias Harsu and his son Dabloo were behind it, the SP said.
He had gone to have paan & got into argument with someone. While returning, he was hit by a Scorpio being driven by Harsu (husband of former village head). There were 2 bikes behind it. He fled from spot on one of the bikes. It's a conspiracy: Nikhil,son of one of the journalists pic.twitter.com/YtxKQ4JUw2
— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2018
The SUV belongs to Harsu. It was alleged in the FIR that Harsu had been nursing a grouse against the reporter, the SP said.
Efforts are on to nab the father-son duo who are absconding, the SP said adding that villagers had also vandalised the house of the ex-village head.
Police have been deployed in the village where the situation is tense but under control.
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Published Date: Monday, March 26th, 2018 | 12:45 PM