Gaya: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday examined the request by the Bihar government to take over the case of the murder of senior scribe Rajdeo Ranjan, from the state police.
This development comes after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave his consent for a CBI probe into the murder case.
The slain journalist's wife Asha had demanded a CBI probe into his murder to ensure that the culprits get stringent punishment.
"I demand from the government a CBI probe and a secured future for my children and me. The culprit must be given stringent punishment," she said.
The state police had earlier said that it would continue its investigation till the top investigating agency takes up the case.
42-year-old Ranjan was allegedly shot dead by criminals near the Siwan railway station earlier on Friday.
Two bullets were fired at the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi daily Hindustan that hit on his head and neck. He was shifted to a hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.