Bihar’s former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over “inaction” in the alleged murder of two journalists in Bhojpur district.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader, while criticising “Delhi media” for shying away from reporting the incident, said, “Two journalists brutally murdered in Bihar but no outrage in Delhi Media because it’s not RJD’s government”.
Tejashwi Yadav also took a jibe at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and “Godi media”, and said, “BJP led Nitish Kumar is ruling the state & how can Godi media go against their own govt despite Journlists being killed by goons”.
Two journalists brutally murdered in Bihar but no outrage in Delhi Media because it’s not RJD’s government. BJP led Nitish Kumar is ruling the state & how can Godi media go against their own govt despite Journlists being killed by goons.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) March 26, 2018
Two journalists were killed when an SUV rammed into their bike in Bhojpur district on late Sunday night.
However, the families of the deceased have alleged that it was a case of murder and a former village head was behind it, police said on Monday.
Rajesh, brother of Naveen Nishchal, has alleged in the FIR that it was a case of murder and a former panchayat head Ahmed Ali alias Harsu and his son Dabloo were behind it, Avakash Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Bhojpur, said said.
Naveen, who worked for a Hindi daily, and his friend Vijay Singh, also a journalist, were going somewhere on a motorcycle last night when they were crushed to death by the SUV near Nahsi village.
The irate villagers were able to intercepted the vehicle, but the occupants of the SUV fled from the scene. The mob later set the SUV on fire, said Superintendent of Police, Bhojpur, Avakash Kumar.
The SUV belongs to Harsu.
It was alleged in the FIR that Harsu had been nursing a grouse against the reporter. While the father-son duo are absconding, the SP said efforts were being made to capture them.
As per media reports, the house of the former head of the village was vandalised by the irate mob. Police have been deployed in the village to control the situation.
(with agency inputs)