New Delhi: The National Union of Journalists (India) expressed deep anguish over the brutal murder of Sudershan TV Channel’s journalist Manish Kumar Singh in Bihar.
Condemning this heart-wrenching incident in strong words, Mr.Ras Bihari, President, National Union of Journalists (India), demanded that the government of Bihar should provide appropriate Compensation with financial assistance to Journalist Manish Kumar Singh’s family.
According to sources, Manish went home on August 8 to attend a function in Math Lahoria Village, which is part of the Harsidhhi Police Station jurisdiction. Following that, he vanished and his phone was turned off. His bike was later found in the Harsiddhi village. Manish was receiving death threats on a regular basis, and there was a land dispute going on. His Father, Sanjay Singh, filed a complaint with the local police station about the dispute on July 25.
Following Manish’s abduction, his father filed a complaint with the Harsiddhi Police Station, naming 12 people, including two journalists, Mohammad Arsad Alam and Amarendra Singh, both of them have been arrested by the police.
According to the reports, during the investigation, the police received the call that residents had discovered an unidentified body. When police reached the scene, they summoned Sanjay Singh to identify the deceased’s body. Singh was able to identify Manish by his shoes. The body was bloated and mutilated. Eyeballs of Manish were gouged and his face was injured.
NUJ(I) National President, Mr. Ras Bihari said that the journalist fraternity is shocked by the brutal murder of Journalist Manish Kumar Singh and demands financial Support from the Bihar government as compensation, strict punishment to the persons guilty, protection to the family members of deceased and Justice and Speedy trial.