The murder of a journalist, who was shot dead at his home in the early hours of Friday in the Araria district, was allegedly committed by four persons, according to Bihar Police. Vimal Yadav was the victim, who worked for Dainik Jagran. Four persons who showed up at his Raniganj home and opened fire on him, according to the police, hitting him in the chest.
On Saturday, the police said that two of the four arrested men were involved in the murder of Vimal Yadav.
Bihar Police said, “Four of the accused, namely Vipin Yadav, Bhavesh Yadav, Ashish Yadav and Umesh Yadav have been arrested. Two accused, namely Rupesh Yadav and Kranti Yadav, are in Araria jail and the Police are taking them on remand. Two accused are absconding.”
Based on the complaint of Vimal’s father, a case was registered. Four of the eight suspects identified in the FIR were arrested earlier today.
In 2019, the accused is also allegedly killed Vimal Yadav’s brother. The only witness in that case was Vimal, who felt tremendous pressure to alter his statement.
Several people were upset over the murder, including Chirag Paswan, the head of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), who criticized Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, for failing to uphold law and order.
After expressing his sorrow at the murder in Araria, Nitish declared, “I have ordered officials to take immediate action soon after receiving the news.”