Indian-origin media tycoon shot in border town in Nepal

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 20:08

Kathmandu: An Indian-origin mediaperson was
shot dead in a plush locality of Nepal`s Janakpur town,
bordering India, a month after media tycoon Jamim Shah was
killed in broad day light.

Unidentified gunmen shot dead prominent journalist and
businessman Arun Shinghania last evening while he was playing
Holi at his home in the border town of Janakpur.

Shinghania, the chairman of Janakpur Marwadi Sewas
Samiti, was shot on his head at point blank at 6.30 pm, while
he was playing holi with friends, according to a private
radio.

Singhania, 50, was the publisher of Nepali daily Janakpur
Today, and was also associated with the local Radio Today.

Eye-witnesses said unidentified persons approached
Singhania when he was playing holi and asked him to sprinkle
red powder before opening fire at him.

Last year, a woman journalist called Uma Singh, who
worked for Singhania`s publication, was hacked to death at her
home in the same town.

The incident came less than a month after Jamim Shah, the
owner of Space Time Television Network and Space Time daily
newspaper, was shot dead in the heart of Kathmandu in broad
day light. Shah is alleged to have links to the ISI and
underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Local business community and journalists have called
Janakpur bandh tomorrow to protest the killing.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 20:08

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