Ghaziabad: A journalist from Uttar Pradesh, who was shot in Ghaziabad near Delhi on Monday night in front of his two daughters, died today morning at a hospital. The shocking attack on journalist Vikram Joshi near his home, has been captured on a CCTV footage.
On Monday night 10:30 pm Vikram was travelling on a motorcycle with his two daughters when a group of men assaulted him and opened fire at him. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition was said to be critical.
In the shocking footage, which captured the Monday night’s attack on Vikram, a group of men can be seen stopping him in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad.
The bike can be seen swerving suddenly and in no time, the attackers surround the bike and then they pull him and hit him. The two daughters can be seen running in panic. The group of attackers can be seen dragging Vikram Joshi towards a car and thrashing him before running away from the spot.As the injured journalist falls to the ground, one of the daughters comes back to him; she can be seen crying and looking around for help.
Relating to this case nine accused have been arrested so far while one man is still on run, officials said. Two policemen have been suspended. “Nine people have been arrested including two main accused – Ravi and Chotu. A weapon was also seized from their possession.
A compensation of Rs 10 lakh was announced by the state government after the family and several journalists held a sit-in outside the hospital this morning, refusing to allow the officials concerned to take Vikram Joshi’s body for post-mortem.Vikram Joshi paid the price of police’s incompetence with his life, the family claimed. He was attacked four days after he complained to the police about his niece being harassed by a group of men.