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Journalist shot at in Bihar, one arrested

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Journalist shot at in Bihar, remains critical The attack comes just two days after the cold-blooded murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.

Arwal (Bihar): Unidentified gunmen shot at a journalist of a leading Hindi newspaper and robbed him of Rs 1 lakh in Bihar's Arwal district on Thursday, the police said.

The attack on the scribe came close on the heels of the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh at Bengaluru.

Arwal superintendent of police Dilip Kumar Mishra said two gunmen waylaid Pankaj Mishra of "Rashtriya Sahara" newspaper at Banshi block when he was returning after withdrawing Rs 1 lakh from a bank.

They fired twice and the journalist collapsed on the road following which they fled with the money.

Mishra was first taken to a primary health center from where he was shifted to Arwal Sadar hospital. He was then moved Patna Medical College and Hospital, the SP said.

He said one of the two assailants was arrested and search was on for the other.

The SP said the journalist is out of danger as per medical reports.

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