Scribe attacked in Jharkhand

2 Aug 2017

A journalist of a Hindi daily was attacked by two persons in Seraikela-Kharswan district while returning home from office in the early hours of Tuesday.
Priya Ranjan, a journalist of Hindi daily "Prabhat Khabar", was returning home around 12.30 am today on his motorcycle when two persons stopped him near main Adityapur-Kandra road and asked him for lift but Ranjan refused. One of them then attacked Ranjan with a stone. A profusely bleeding Ranjan tried to escape but gathered courage when three of his acquainted persons came across and gave a chase to nab the accused persons. The journalist said he along with others managed to nab one of the accused while the other escaped.
Ranjan was rushed to a nearby Nursing Home, where he had four stitches on the head. Adityapur police station officer-in-charge, Vijay Kumar Singh along with a force reached the spot and arrested the accused. Later, a delegation of journalists met the Superintendent of Police of Seraikela-Kharswan, Chandan Kumar Sinha and demanded for stringent action against the culprits and security to the journalists' fraternity particularly Ranjan and his family.