Singh was returning from a morning stroll when three bike-borne assailants opened fire on him, peppering his chest with bullets.
Journalist Dharmendra Singh pradesh18
He sustained serious injuries in the attack and died while being rushed to a local hospital.
“Dharmendra Singh has been writing stories in his paper on the regular police raids on illegal stone crushers in the area which might not have gone down well to those powerful mafias involved in the trade”, a local journalist told a newspaper.
Earlier in October this year, a local television journalist was allegedly shot dead by motorcycle-borne miscreants in Dheena area in Uttar Pradesh, making it the third such incident in four months.
Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan newsx
The state government later recommended for CBI inquiry into the journalist Rajdeo Ranjan’s murder case and the investigating agency arrested some people associated with a politician believed to be involved in the murder.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with its allies Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) has condemned the incident and blamed the Nitish Kumar-led state government for the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar.