PATNA: Police have registered a case against the brother of a ruling JD-U lawmaker in connection with the murder of a journalist in Samastipur district last evening.
Police said they have registered a case against Lal Babu Singh, brother of a local JD(U) legislator, and two other persons on a basis of complaint registered by the victim’s eldest brother.
The victim was the youngest among his three brothers. Preliminary investigations suggest the killing was the fallout of property dispute in the family.
The victim had gone to his brick kiln when the criminals pumped seven bullets into him, leaving him dead. He was shot in his temple from a close range, witnesses said.
After committing the crime, the assailants fled on his care.
This was the third incident of murder of journalists in the past eight months. Earlier in November last year, another journalist Dharmendra Singh was killed in Rohtas district.
In May last year, another journalist Rajdeo Ranjan was shot dead by criminals in Siwan district.