Journalist Dies, Was Shot In Head Near Delhi As Daughter Sobbed
Journalist Vikram Joshi Death: Nine accused have been arrested in the case so far. Two policemen have been suspended.
In security footage of the attack, a group of men can be seen stopping the journalist a short distance from his 德扑圈apphome.
The bike can be seen swerving suddenly and in no time, the attackers surround the bike, drag the journalist off it and hit him. His 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.
The journalist's death has triggered sharp reactions from several opposition leaders. Congress leader latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
"The BSP demands that the grieving family should get the compensation - promised by the state government - at the earliest. It will be better if the family doesn't have to run from pillar to post to get the compensation," the former UP chief minister wrote in another post.
"My heartfelt condolences to the family of Vikram Joshi, a fearless journalist who passed away today. He was shot in UP for filing an FIR to book his niece's molesters. An atmosphere of fear has has been created in the country. Voices being muzzled. Media not spared. Shocking (sic)," West Bengal Chief Miinister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Vikram Joshi, a fearless journalist who passed away today. He was shot in UP for filing an FIR to book his niece's molesters. An atmosphere of fear has has been created in the country. Voices being muzzled. Media not spared. Shocking.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 22, 2020
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also criticised the UP government over the attack. "After raising his voice against the sexual harassment of her niece, journalist Vikram Joshi Ji was shot in front of his daughter. Today, he died due to his injuries. The Jungle Raj (the law of jungle) in UP has increased to a point where the common people fear the goons after making complaints against them. The BJP government, like its predecessors, has failed to ensure law and order in the state" she tweeted in Hindi.