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Jharkhand: Two arrested in journalist Akhilesh Singh killing

 2016-05-16 07:57:35.0

journalistTahlka news Bureau,

Ranchi:�Journalist Akhilesh Pratap Singh was�shot dead in Jharkhand.

35-year-old Akhilesh Pratap Singh worked for a local news channel, and was gunned down near the panchayat secretariat of his village.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the killing of TV journalist Akhilesh Singh in Jharkhand�s Chatra district, a police officer said on Monday.

�We have arrested two people as part of our investigation into the murder of the journalist,� Chatra Superintendent of Police Anjani Jha told IANS.

Asked about motive behind the murder, Jha said, �We are interrogating and will later disclose the details�.

Journalists' associations across the country have condemned the killings and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

Akhilesh Singh is the fourth journalist to be killed since the creation of Jharkhand in November 2000, according to the records kept by media watchdog agencies such as the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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