In the last 24 hours, Two journalists have been shot dead in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand.
On Friday evening, Rajdev Ranjan, a journalist with over 20 years of experience and the bureau chief of the Hindi daily Hindustan, was shot dead in Bihar’s Siwan district. Five shots were fired at him at extremely close range near Siwan’s railway station.
On the otherhand, In Jharkhand’s Chatra district, a journalist was shot dead by unidentified people. Akhilesh Pratap Singh worked for a local news channel and was gunned down near the panchayat secretariat of his village.
These murders shaked the political environment in both states on which The Bharatiya Janata Party which is in power in Jharkhand, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal which is in power with the Janata Dal (United) in Bihar, took shots at each other after two journalists were murdered in the two states.
Meanwhile, Media professionals in the state reportedly protested against the murder and BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain while attacking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said “This isn’t ‘jungleraj” this is ‘maha jungle raj’.”
Till now two peoples have been detained in Bihar’s journalist case but no arrests have been made in Jharkhand case.