New Delhi: Unidentified men on bike shot dead a Hindi daily journalist on Saturday morning in Rohtas district’s Sasaram area in Bihar. The reporter worked at the Dainik Bhaskar.

Dharmendra Singh, a reporter with the Dainik Bhaskar, was strolling around a tea stall near his house in Amra Lake when three bike-borne assailants opened fire at point-blank range.

Locals who were present at the scene rushed Dharmendra to the Sadar Hospital Sasaram where he received minor treatments. He was later referred to Varanasi but succumbed to his injuries before he could reach the city.

Police are conducting preliminary investigations into the matter.

Bihar has seen a surge in the daylight killing of journalists as masterminds behind these attacks go unpunished. Siwan journalist Rajeo Ranjan was shot dead inside his office.