Two days after senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in Bengaluru, another scribe was today attacked in Bihar. Journalist Pankaj Mishra was shot at in Arwal district.
The condition of Mishra, working for Rashtriya Sahara newspaper, is stated to be critical. He has been referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital in the state’s capital.
According to the police, the journalist was attacked by two bike-borne assailants.
The incident comes just two days after senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her house in Bengaluru.
Gauri Lankesh, who is known to be an anti-establishment voice with strident anti-right wing views, was shot dead at close range by unknown assailants at her Bengaluru home on the night of September 5.
Arwal superintendent of police Dilip Kumar said Pankaj Mishra was shot by two persons from his village, one of whom was his cousin. The attack happened when he was leaving bank with Rs 1 lakh cash which was robbed by them.
Both the accused who shot the scribe has been arrested. Police said it is a case of personal enmity.