UP Journalist attacked in Ghaziabad dies

An Uttar Pradesh based journalist, Vikram Joshi, who was shot in the head in Ghaziabad near Delhi on Monday night succumbed to his injuries today morning.

Talking to The Times of India, the doctor monitoring Joshi said that the veins in the journalist’s head were badly damaged due to the bullet injury.

Vikram who worked with a local daily, was on his motorcycle travelling with his two daughters on Monday when a mob of around 4-5 men (as seen in the CCTV footage) attacked him and shot him in the head. The journalist was shifted to Yashoda Hospital where his condition was said to be critical.

Vikram Joshi’s brother Aniket Joshi said the UP journalist had recently submitted a written complaint in Vijay Nagar police station in which he alleged that some men had misbehaved with his niece, India Today had reported.

The FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempted murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (act done by several people with a common intention) on complaint by Joshi’s brother.

Talking to NDTV, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, Kalanidhi Naithani said nine people, including two of the three named in the FIR, have been arrested while the local police post in-charge was suspended in the wake of the incident.


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