Arun Singhaniya

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Gunmen shot Singhaniya, chairman of the media company Today Group, three times at point-blank range near his residence in Janakpur, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Kathmandu, according to local and international news reports. The Today Group owns the local daily Janakpur Today and Radio Today.

At least three groups--all armed factions of an ethnic Madhesi separatist campaign in the southern Terai plains--made unverified claims to have carried out the attack, news reports said. 

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