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Days after Gauri Lankesh's murder, Bihar journo Pankaj Mishra shot by two bike borne assailants

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 September 2017, 20:02 IST
Bihar journo Pankaj Mishra shot

In an event that turned out to be a shocking, a journalist Pankaj Mishra was shot dead in Bihar's Alwar district on 7th September.

Pankaj Mishra a journalist, who works for a hindi newspaper Rashtriya Sahara, was shot by two bike-borne assailants.

The incident took place when Mishra was leaving the bank after withdrawing Rupees one Lakh.

The condition of Mishra is said to be critical.

The police have arrested one of the accused, while the other is absconding.

Prima facie, according to the police the untoward incident seems to be an outcome of personal enmity.

"Mishra was shot dead by two people from his village while he was leaving the bank with Rs. 1 lakh cash which was robbed by them. One accused has been arrested. It is a case of personal enmity," Arwal's SP Dilip Kumar said.

This shocking news was surfaced in amid of recently murdered journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.

Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead by some unknown assailants near her home in south Bengaluru on Tuesday night, sending shockwaves through the state.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 7 September 2017, 18:04 IST
 
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