Journalist shot dead by unidentified people in Jharkhand

Chatra: A journalist was shot dead by unidentified people at Dewaria in this district, police said in Chatra on Friday.

Akhilesh Pratap Singh (35), who worked for a news channel, was gunned down near panchayat secretariat of the village on Thursday night, a police official said, adding that a bandh was observed in Chatra town in protest against the killing.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das condemned the incident and asked Director General of Police DK Pandey to arrest the culprits at the earliest.

A delegation of local journalists met Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar and Superintendent of Police Anjani Kumar Jha and demanded adequate compensation to the family of the victim.

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Updated Date: May 13, 2016 16:16:09 IST

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