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Days after Gauri Lankesh’s murder, another journalist shot at in Bihar’s Arwal, condition critical; one held

The incident took place two days after senior journalism Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three bike-brone criminals at her Bengaluru residence.

Written by: India TV News Desk, Patna [ Updated: September 07, 2017 18:29 IST ]
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In a shocking piece of news from Bihar’s Arwal, a journalist was shot at by two unidentified assailants today. The scribe, who has been identified as Pankaj Mishra, was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition is said to be critical, police said. 

Police said that Pankaj was working for Rashtriya Sahara newspaper. He was attacked by two bike-borne goons.

Police said that Pankaj was carrying Rs 1 lakh cash when he was attacked by the two persons. Police said that they have arrested one person in  connection with case.

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“Pankaj Mishra shot by 2 people from his village. Mishra was leaving bank with 1 lakh cash which was robbed by them,” Dilip Kumar, SP Arwal said.
 
"One accused who shot journalist Pankaj Mishra has been arrested. It is a case of personal enmity," Kumar added.

The incident took place two days after senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three bike-borne criminals at her Bengaluru residence.

Last year, a Hindi daily journalist Rajdeo Ranjan was was shot dead in Siwan. He was known to have been writing against RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin.

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