Patna: Rakesh Kumar Singh, a distribution manager of a leading new daily The Telegraph was attacked by armed criminals while returning from his office late on Friday night.
As per sources, Rakesh Kumar was returning by the office cab when his car dashed into another car after which he was forcibly taken away and beaten.
“They kept beating me for two hours and also threatened to kill me if I raised an alarm or reported the matter,” Rakesh Kumar Singh, distribution manager of the English daily, said. He added that his ATM card and wallet was also snatched by them.
As soon as the police was informed about the incident, the criminals dumped Rakesh near the Kotwali police station.
This is not the first incident of this kind in Bihar, earlier Rajdeo Ranjan, the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan, which is part of the HT Media, was shot dead at a busy market near Station Road in the district.