A journalist from Bihar’s Nalanda district has lodged a First Information Report with the local police saying four supporters of a Janata Dal (United) MLC threatened to kill him. The police confirmed that the FIR had been registered against Heera Prasad Bind and four others. Bind has not reacted to the developments.

According to Rajesh Singh, a senior newspaper journalist, the four supporters came to his office and abused him. They asked him if he had written a particular news report on the recent panchayat elections in the state. They then demanded an apology and threatened him, asking if had had not learnt anything from the murder of Rajdev Ranjan, a journalist from Siwan.

Ranjan, a 42-year-old bureau chief for Hindi paper Hindustan, was shot dead near Siwan’s railway station on May 13. Ranjan used to write crime and political reports. In particular, he had tracked the court cases against former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who is facing a life sentence for abduction and murder.