Third Person Detained In Scribe’s Murder

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Patna: A third person was detained on Sunday in connection with the murder of senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan.

The man is the caretaker of the CCTV footage and he was quizzed by the police team from Siwan which arrived in Patna to investigate into the disappearance of the footage.

Earlier, the Bihar Police collected evidence from the crime scene of the murder and detained two suspects.

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“Our special teams comprising a team of forensic science, Special Task Force (STF) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials had been dispatched to Siwan last night. They have collected all possible evidences from the crime scene, besides police have apprehended two suspected accused, and interrogation is going on,” said the DGP.

Ranjan, a journalist with Hindi daily Hindustan was shot dead by unidentified men near the Siwan railway station on Friday.

Two bullets were fired at the Siwan bureau chief of the daily that hit his head and neck. He was shifted to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

According to police, five motorcycle-borne criminals were waiting for Ranjan, who was walking down the road to his home, and shot him twice.