A journalist of a Hindi daily was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Rohtas district's Sasaram on Saturday morning.
Dharmendra Singh, a reporter with Dainik Bhaskar, was at a tea stall near his home early in morning when three bike-borne assailants opened fire, hitting him in the chest.
The incident took place near Amra Lake in the Mufassil police station area.
Locals took an injured Singh to the Sadar Hospital Sasaram, where he was given primary treatment and was referred to Varanasi. However, the reporter succumbed to the gunshot injuries on his way to Varanasi.
Police are investigating the incident and carrying out raids to catch the assailants, who remain at large.