Chatra: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of a news channel journalist at Dewaria in Chatra district on May 12, the police said on Monday.
Police have arrested Birbal Sao, a native of Mayurhund block and Jhaman Kumar of Lawalong, in connection with the killing of the journalist last week, Superintendent of Police, Anjani Jha said.
Jha said the two were being interrogated.
Akhilesh Pratap Singh (35), who worked for a news channel, was shot dead by unknown assailants near Dewaria panchayat secretariat on May 12, triggering widespread condemnation of the attacks on journalists across the country.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das had condemned the incident and sought an action-taken report from Director General of Police DK Pandey.
A delegation of local journalists had met Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar and Superintendent of Police Anjani Kumar Jha following the incident and demanded adequate compensation to the family of the scribe.
A bandh was observed in Chatra town on May 13 in protest against the killing.