Journalist of a Hindi daily attacked by two persons in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharsawan district

Jamshedpur: A journalist of a Hindi daily was attacked by two persons in Seraikela-Kharsawan district while returning home from office in the early hours on Tuesday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Priya Ranjan, a journalist of Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar, was returning home at around 12.30 am on Tuesday on his motorcycle when two persons stopped him near main Adityapur-Kandra road and asked him for a lift but Ranjan refused.

One of them then attacked Ranjan with a stone. A profusely bleeding Ranjan tried to escape but gathered courage when three of his acquainted persons came across and gave a chase to nab the accused persons.

Ranjan said he along with others managed to nab one of the accused while the other escaped. Ranjan was rushed to a nearby Nursing Home, where he had four stitches on the head.

Adityapur police station Officer-in-charge, Vijay Kumar Singh along with a force reached the spot and arrested the accused.

Later, a delegation of journalists met the Superintendent of Police of Seraikela-Kharswan, Chandan Kumar Sinha and demanded for stringent action against the culprits and security to the journalists fraternity particularly Ranjan and his family.

Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 09:13 AM

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