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Bihar: Journalist kidnapped in Araria weeks after Rajdeo Ranjan's murder

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

In yet another attack on a journalist, the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government was left red-faced after a journalist with a leading Hindi daily, alleged that he was kidnapped in Araria district by a local contractor.

Hemant Thakur, a journalist with Prabhat Khabar, was kidnapped after being allegedly threatened by contractor Haji Laddan for refusing to write a news report in his favour.

According to ANI, Laddan kidnapped Thakur, took him to a local hospital and locked him inside a room.

The contractor also handed a knife to a patient and told him to kill Thakur if he tried to escape. Thakur then screamed for help after which the hospital staff came and rescued him.

This incident comes at a time when the Bihar government is under fire for the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, who was shot dead by criminals near the Siwan railway station two weeks ago.

-With inputs from ANI

First published: 23 May 2016, 5:45 IST
 
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