India

​Dharmendra Singh

12 November 2016

The 35-year-old correspondent from Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar at Rohtas in Bihar was shot by three unidentified gunmen on motor bikes who opened fire on him at point range while he was drinking tea at a tea stall near his home in Sasaram. He was hit in the stomach and died on the way to the hospital. His colleagues believe the incident may be linked to his reporting on illegal stone mining. His murder, six months after the killing of Rajdeo Ranjan in May which is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), throws a spotlight on the abysmal law and order situation in Bihar.