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Five Arrested For Killing UP Journalist in Ghaziabad

UP journalist was shot at by unidentified men in Ghaziabad near Delhi late Monday night, days after he filed a police complaint over harassment of his niece.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 21 July 2020 8:28 AM GMT

Five Arrested For Killing UP Journalist in Ghaziabad
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UP Journalist Shot in Ghaziabad, Five arrested
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UP journalist was shot at by unidentified men in Ghaziabad near Delhi late Monday night, days after he filed a police complaint over harassment of his niece. Five accused have been arrested in connection with the case in which a journalist was shot at by unknown persons in Ghaziabad's Vijay Nagar, said Kalanidhi Naithani, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad.

UP Journalist:

The journalist, identified as Vikram Joshi, was travelling with his daughters on his motorcycle on Monday night when a group of men attacked him.

Journalist Vikram Joshi was sprayed with bullets by the men in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. One of the bullets reportedly hit Vikram Joshi’s head. The UP journalist was moved to Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad where his condition is stated to be critical.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the UP journalist, police said on Tuesday. The attack on the journalist was captured on a CCTV camera.

The CCTV footage shows Vikram Joshi on bike with his daughters when a group of men stops him. Begins hitting him.

Ghaziabad Police:

"Five accused have been arrested in connection with the case wherein a journalist was shot at by unknown persons in Vijay Nagar. Joshi's brother informed us that he was attacked while returning from his sister's place yesterday," the SSP said.

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Joshi has suffered a bullet injury on his head.

Joshi's brother 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."

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"We were informed that a journalist was shot in Vijay Nagar following which he was admitted to Yashodha Hospital here," said SSP Ghaziabad.

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