Madhya Pradesh Police arrest truck driver accused of running over journalist

New DelhiUpdated: Mar 27, 2018, 03:02 PM IST

File Photo. Photograph:(ANI)

The truck driver who allegedly hit the journalist reporting on sand mafia yesterday has been arrested by Bhopal Police. The accused admitted that he was driving the truck when the accident happened. 

"The person has admitted that he was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident. Our team is questioning and doing the investigations," a police official noted.



A leading Indian news agency posted a video yesterday where an investigative journalist was run over by a truck in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh. Sandeep Sharma was investigating a possible link between the local police and the sand mafia.



In the video, the journalist was seen riding a bike with a truck chasing him. According to reports, Sharma had previously lodged a complaint reporting threat to his life.