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Journalist shot for objecting to molestation bid in Ghaziabad

In a shocking incident, a group of men shot a journalist from Uttar Pradesh in the head in front of his two daughters in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad at around 10:30 pm on Monday. Journalist Vikram Singh was traveling with his daughters on a motorcycle when the accused attacked him in the Vijay Nagar area. The entire incident was captured on CCTV. Later, he was rushed to a hospital where is he was said to be in a critical condition and succumbed to his injuries 24hrs later.

CCTV visuals show the accused dragged down Joshi from the motorcycle and then brutally assaulting him. Later, they fled after shooting him in the head. The two daughters can be running away as the two-wheeler falls. Later, one of them is seen screaming for help as an injured Joshi lies on road. The other daughter can be seen sitting beside him, according to a report.

Joshi had filed a police complaint against some men of his locality, alleging that they had molested his niece. Police suspect that this could be the reason behind the attack.

Nine accused have been arrested; 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," Kalanidhi Naithani, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, was quoted as saying. A group of journalists are also holding a protest to fight against.

Reporter- Srijan Vasireddy

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