Three unidentified gunmen shot Dharmendra Singh, a reporter for the national Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, on Nov. 12 in the town of Sasaram. Singh, 35, was walking near his home and had stopped at a roadside tea stall when he was shot at close range by motorcycle-borne assailants. In late November, police said that one man admitted involvement in the killing but denied pulling the trigger. He alleged that a colleague killed Singh at the behest of an imprisoned gangster who was angry over Singh’s articles on a local stone and mining mafia.