District bureau head of a leading vernacular newspaper📰, Rajdeo Ranjan, was shot dead🔫 by unidentified men while on his way to a market in Siwan, Bihar on May 13. It was one of the many events which drew attention to the alleged rise in criminal activity👿 in Bihar due to CM Nitish Kumar’s rule. 5⃣ persons were arrested in connection with Ranjan’s murder and were engaged by contract killer🔫 Laddan Miyan, who is well-linked to former RJD💡 MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. Laddan was released from jail 15 days before Ranjan’s murder🔫 and left Siwan with his family 2⃣ hours after the crime was committed. However, in a twist of events, Laddan surrendered before court on Thursday.