Two Dainik Bhaskar Journalists Crushed To Death By SUV, Family Alleges Murder

Two journalists of Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar were crushed to death by an SUV allegedly belonging to former Panchayat Mukhiya Ahmed Ali alias Harsu in Garhani on the Arrah-Sasaram highway in Bihar's Bhojpur district late on Sunday night.

Naveen and his friend Vijay Singh were riding a motorcycle on Sunday night when they were crushed to death by the SUV near Nahsi village.

Journalist Naveen Nishchal and his colleague Vijay Singh were returning home after covering a Ram Navami march when they were hit by a Scorpio allegedly driven by Harsu,

According to news agencies, irate villagers intercepted the vehicle, but its occupants fled. The mob set the SUV on fire, said Avakash Kumar, Superintendent of Police in Bhojpur.

Rajesh, brother of Naveen Nishchal who worked for a Hindi daily, had alleged in the FIR that it was a case of murder and Ahmed Ali alias Harsu and his son Dabloo were behind it, the SP said.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, RK Singh, wrote to Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani, requesting her for financial help to the family of journalist Navin Nischal, who was allegedly killed in Bihar's Bhojpur district.

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