Journo beaten up by liquor mafia in Bihar

A journalist of a Hindi daily was beaten up by liquor mafia in Bihar's Nawada district.

The incident occurred when Vikas Kumar alias Sonu, working with Hindustan, had gone to cover the raid on liquor mafia by a police team in Rajauli Dih area of the district on Friday evening, Rajauli police station SHO Awadhesh Prasad said.

Kumar, who received injuries on his head, was rushed to Rajauli primary health centre from where he was referred to Gaya but the relatives took him to Ranchi for treatment, the SHO said.

The operation for brain injury has been completed at Ranchi, Dinesh Kumar Barnwal alias Pinku, Kumar's cousin, said adding that his brother's condition is stable.

One person from Dih village has been arrested.

The Nitish Kumar government has clamped total prohibition in Bihar since April 2016. The state administration has launched a vigorous drive to nab the violators of liquor law.

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