ARA: The second accused in the killing of Hindi daily journalist Navin Nischal alias Navin Singh and his friend Vijay Singh surrendered at Ara court on Wednesday.
Dabloo, the son of a former Mukhiya of Garhani Panchayat, Shaheeda Parveen, surrendered in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate-7 (ACJM-7) Pranaw Shankar on Wednesday. The court rejected his bail application.
Main accused Harshu Miyan, husband of Shaheeda and father of Dabloo, had been arrested by a special investigation team of Bhojpur police a day after the incident on Monday.
Navin was associated with a national Hindi daily, while Vijay was contributing to a local vernacular magazine.
According to police, Ali and Navin had a heated argument in the Garhani market on Sunday evening over certain news reports, after which Navin and Vijay left the spot on a motorcycle. Ali in his SUV allegedly followed them and crushed them to death. As passerby assembled, Ali abandoned the vehicle and fled. The mob torched his SUV.
Later, an FIR was lodged by Navin’s brother Rajesh at Garhani police station against Harshu and his son Dabloo and two other unknown persons, in which it was alleged that the accused persons deliberately chased and crushed Navin and Vijay. Police sources claimed that Harshu had been nursing a grudge against Navin for writing against his family.