Patna: Two days after senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in Bengaluru, another journalist Pankaj Mishra with the Hindi newspaper Rashtriya Sahara, was shot at in Bihar’s Arwal district, on Thursday. He was critically injured and is under treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital.
The incident took place at a time when protests across the country are happening against the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at her Bangalore home.
Mishra was attacked by assailants while he was exiting a bank and going towards his home with Rs 1 lakh in cash. Two bullets pierced his back which made him fall at the spot. Onlookers took him to the hospital and informed his family.
According to Dilip Kumar, SP Arwal, one accused Kundan Mahto who shot the journalist has been arrested. Efforts are on to arrest his accomplice Ambika Mahto who is on the run. Kumar added that it was a case of personal enmity.