A part time journalist working for a local Hindi daily newspaper was murdered in the Baxariya area of Faridpur, police said on Friday.
A police patrol team had found two people dragging a body on Station Road in Bareilly on Thursday night. While one of the men fled after police gave chase, his partner was caught.
Upon scrutiny, police found the body was that of a 42-year-old local scribe, Sanjay Pathak, who was working as a part-time employee with a local Hindi daily.
Upon initial inspection of the body, police identified the body as that of a 42-year-old local journalist, Sanjay Pathak, who was working part-time.
His head had been crushed with a heavy, blunt object.SP (rural) Brijesh Srivastava said the reason behind the crime was not known immediately.
The body has been sent for post-mortem examination, and police are searching for the other man.