New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Journalist Vikram Joshi, from Uttar Pradesh, who was shot at by unknown assailants near his residence in Ghaziabad in front of his two daughters on Monday, succumbed to the bullet injuries on Wednesday at a hospital.

The doctors monitoring Vikram Joshi declared him dead today morning and as reported by news agency ANI said that the veins in Joshi's head had got badly damaged due to the bullet injury.

Meanwhile, the Station in-charge along with one other policeman has been suspended and departmental inquiry initiated after the family of the journalist alleged inaction by the police. A total of nine accused have been arrested in the matter so far and efforts to nab another accused are underway.

The UP Police has also released a list of 10 people in connection with the case. Of the ten people, 3 are accused and arrested, while 6 have been detained and one is absconding.

The shocking incident came to light after the CCTV footage of the incident went viral on Monday. In the video, Vikram Joshi can be seen travelling on a motorcycle with his two daughters when a group of miscreants bashed him and opened fire at him near his residence.

Vikram Joshi’s two daughters can be seen running in panic. After the injured Joshi fell on the ground, one of his daughters can be seen coming back to him while crying and looking for someone to help.  

After his death, Joshi’s nephew as quoted by news agency ANI said, “Some boys including Kamal-ud-Din’s son used to eve-tease my sister. It was her b'day when the incident occurred. My uncle was coming home with her when Kamal-ud-Din’s son attacked him&shot him. We'll not accept my uncle's body till the main accused is caught”.

 

The incident occurred days after Vikram Joshi had filed a complaint with Vijay Nagar Police Station stating that some men were harassing his niece.

Joshi's brother, Aniket Joshi had said, "A few men were harassing his niece a few days ago and my brother had opposed it and also filed a police complaint. A case was also registered following which he was shot at by those miscreants."

After the incident came to light, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday condemned the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the attack on the journalist.

"If this is the law and order situation in Ghaziabad, which is in NCR, you can understand how bad the situation is across Uttar Pradesh. A journalist was shot at because he had filed a complaint about his niece being harassed. As the law of jungle prevails, how can an ordinary citizen feel safe?" she had tweeted in Hindi.  

 

(With ANI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan