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Bihar journalist murder case: 1 more arrested

PTI
Published : Dec 10, 2017, 6:35 pm IST
Updated : Dec 11, 2017, 12:12 pm IST

A woman, identified as Meena, was arrested on Sunday on the basis of a statement by the victim's younger brother Prakash Kumar.

Vikas Kumar alias Sonu, a journalist of Hindi daily Hindustan, was allegedly beaten up by liquor mafia at Rajauli Dih village on Friday evening. (Representational image)
 Vikas Kumar alias Sonu, a journalist of Hindi daily Hindustan, was allegedly beaten up by liquor mafia at Rajauli Dih village on Friday evening. (Representational image)

Nawada: Police on Sunday made a second arrest in the journalist attack case in Bihar's Nawada district.

Vikas Kumar alias Sonu, a journalist of Hindi daily Hindustan, was allegedly beaten up by liquor mafia at Rajauli Dih village on Friday evening. He had gone there to cover a police raid on illegal distilleries.

A woman, identified as Meena, was arrested on Sunday on the basis of a statement by the victim's younger brother Prakash Kumar, Rajauli police station SHO Awadhesh Prasad said.

Her husband Lutera Choudhary was held on the night of the incident, the SHO said.

The Bihar government had imposed a complete ban on the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol in the state, in April, 2016.

"Kumar is still lying unconscious in the ICU of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi," the officer said, adding that the police are conducting raids to nab other culprits in the case. Meanwhile, local journalists in Nawada have threatened to block the movement of vehicles on NH-31 if the culprits were not punished at the earliest.

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