Journalist shot dead in Jharkhand

Chatra (Jharkhand): A journalist was shot dead by unidentified people at Dewaria in this district, police said here today.

Akhilesh Pratap Singh (35), who worked for a news channel, was gunned down near panchayat secretariat of the village last night, a police official said, adding that a bandh was observed in Chatra town in protest against the killing.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das condemned the incident and asked Director General of Police D K Pandey to arrest the culprits at the earliest.

A delegation of local journalists met Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar and Superintendent of Police Anjani Kumar Jha and demanded adequate compensation to the family of the victim.