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In Bihar, unidentified criminals shot dead a senior journalist and Siwan bureau chief of Hindi daily 'Hindustan' Rajdeo Ranjan yesterday. 
A  group of five criminals on motorcycles shot two bullets at 42-year-old Ranjan when he was on his way home from office on a bike. He was taken to the hospital but was declared dead. Police have launched a manhunt to catch the killers. The motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained. 
BJP has described the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar as Maha Jungle Raj. Saying that criminals are ruling the roost in the state, BJP Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain termed the incident as an attack on the fourth pillar of democracy. 
The murder is likely to further embarrass chief minister Nitish Kumar who is grappling with mounting crime. Last week, the son of a legislator from the ruling Janata Dal (United) shot dead a Gaya student after a tiff



about overtaking on a narrow road. 
After killing of student Aditya Sachdeva the recent murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan has shaken the state. Opposition parties are questioning law and order situation in Bihar. BJP alleged that it is return of so called jungle raj the old days of bad law and order situation of the state. Party alleged that crime has risen many folds under the new Grand alliance regime in the state. Decades ago several political killings and incidents have taken place in Siwan district, the recent incident has once again reminded nightmares to the people.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that stern action will be taken against those who committed the heinous crime.
DGP PK Thakur said massive manhunt has been launched to nab the killers. A special task force squad has arrived in Siwan and raids are going on. Senior police officials of IG and DIG rank are camping in the district.

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