Dharmendra Singh (journalist)

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Dharmendra Singh was a journalist murdered by the stone-mining mafia in the Eastern state of Bihar in India.[1]

Dharmendra was employed at the Hindi-language Dainik Bhaskar newspaper and frequently reported on the illegal stone chips units operated by a powerful local mafia.[2] He had joined the newspaper only four months ago and before that was employed at Prabhat Khabar.[3]

He was shot dead by unidentified people on 19 November 2016 near his house in the Amra Talab area in the Rohtas district.[2]

Police investigations reveal Pappu Singh, a stone-mining don, to have ordered the hit.[4]

Indian Journalists' Association condemned the murder,[5] while the Arunachal Press Club, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists and Arunachal Electronic Media Association expressed deep shock at the killing of the journalist[6]


  1. "Another journalist shot dead in Bihar". The Hindu. 2016-11-12. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dainik Bhaskar journalist Dharmendra Singh shot dead in Bihar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  3. Ramashankar (2016-11-13). "Mining mafia crusader shot". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  4. Ramashankar (2016-11-14). "Scribe murder plot hatched inside jail". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  5. "IJA condemns murder of Dharmendra Singh". News.webindia123.com. 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  6. "Arunachal Press Condemns Killing of Dainik Bhaskar Journalist Dharmendra Singh in Bihar". News18. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2016-11-20.

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