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Journalist Shot Dead in Bihar, BJP Calls It 'Maha Jungle Raj'

Prabhakar Kumar | CNN-News18prabhakar007

Updated:May 14, 2016, 9:28 AM IST
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  • Senior journalist shot dead in Siwan district of Bihar
  • Police said motive behind murder of Rajdeo Ranjan not clear
  • Opposition BJP says there is 'maha jungle raj' in Bihar

Patna: Senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, bureau chief of Hindi daily 'Hindustan', was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Siwan on Friday.

Ranjan, 42, was fired at when he was travelling on his motorcycle near the fruit market on Station Road at around 7:45 pm, Superintendent of Police Saurabh Kumar said.

The bullets hit Ranjan on the head and neck, and he died on the way to hospital.

Police said the motive behind the murder was yet to be ascertained. Ranjan had persistently written against law-breakers of the area.

Reports said the assailants were on two bikes and were waiting for Ranjan while he was on his way back home.

The BJP hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, which it dubbed "maha jungle raj".

Attacking Nitish Kumar, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said while the chief minister was visiting Varanasi, the people of the state were migrating out as criminals were "ruling the roost."

Law and order situation in Bihar has turned so bad that people are migrating out. It is not 'jungle raj' but 'maha jungle raj', Shahnawaz Hussain said.

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