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Two journalists killed after being hit by Bihar's ex-leader car; family suspect murder

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 March 2018, 12:36 IST

In a tragic incident, two local journalists of a leading Hindi daily were killed after being hit by an SUV car allegedly owned by the husband of a former 'mukhiya',(local leader). The car hit them in Garhani on the Sarah-Sasaram highway in Bihar's Bhojpur district late on Sunday night.

Naveen Nischal, 35, journalist of Dainik Bhaskar along with another journalist, Vijay Singh, 25, were on the way to home after covering Ram Navami procession on Sunday evening, 25 March, when a speeding SUV ran over their motorcycle killing both of them on Nahasi bridge near the Garhani police station.

Angry villagers intercepted the vehicle, but its occupants fled. The mob set the SUV on fire, Avakash Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Bhojpur, said.

According to report, the car was driven by Mohammad Harsu with his son in the car. After the incident took place, Harsu along with his son ran away from the car as the locals tried to surround them. It is said that Hasru has several criminal cases lodged against him.

However, the family of the deceased suspects that it was the part plotted conspiracy and Harsu has killed the two journalists. Sources claim that earlier Husru was also caught in an argument with the journalist.

As per a report by India Today, the car was allegedly set on fire by Harsu in order to remove any form of evidence. Six have been booked for the death of the two journalists.

The police are working on to nab the father-son duo who is absconding, the SP said adding that villagers had also vandalised the house of the ex-village head. while the bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem for further investigation.

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First published: 26 March 2018, 12:36 IST