Bihar: In a shocking news that has came to light on Friday morning, a journalist was shot dead in the Araria district of Bihar. The deceased was identified as Vimal Kumar Yadav, a Dainik Jagran journalist. He was shot by unidentified gunmen at his residence today.
A massive uproar reportedly erupted in the area after the shooting incident. Local police and authorities have rushed to the spot immediately after the information was received.
Details On The Incident
According to local reports, the deceased journalist was murdered at his residence in Prem Nagar, Raniganj of Araria. Four assailants came riding on a bike and called him out of his house. They then shot him and fled away from the scene. He then succumbed to the bullet injury. Vimal has left his 15-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter along with his wife, in a sobbing state.
It is also being told that Vimal Kumar's brother was also murdered in 2019. He was the only witness in this case. Currently, the murder of Vimal Kumar is being probed initially from this angle. The police have launched a swift investigation in the matter. Kumar's body was taken to Araria Sadar Hospital for postmortem. The real reason behind the murder will be revealed only after the investigation, said police to local media.
Police Shares Details On Shooting Incident
Araria SP Ashok Kumar Singh who rushed to the spot immediately informed the media about the details of the incident. He confirmed that Vimal Kumar Yadav was shot dead by unidentified miscreants. Further giving update on the investigation course, Singh said that the post-mortem is being done and a dog squad has been called to the murder spot. "Investigation is on and efforts to arrest the culprits are underway," said Ashok Kumar Singh, SP, Araria.
RJD's reaction on the incident
RJD- Rashtriya Janata Dal (part of the ruling alliance in Bihar) MP Manoj Jha said that action will be taken in the journalist shot dead incident and counter-attacked the BJP on law and order condition in Bihar by bringing up the Manipur issue. "Whenever such an incident takes place, it is a challenge for the state government. In this Araria case too, action will be taken before you send the feed. However, they (BJP) should remember Manipur before saying anything," said the RJD MP on the murder of a journalist in Bihar's Araria.
National President of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chirag Paswan also hit out at the Nitish Kumar government for the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar over recent crime incidents in the state.
Reacting to the death of the Dainik Jagran journalist, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that it was an unfortunate incident. He also stated that he has informed officials to look into the matter.