The attack came four days after the journalist complained to the police about his niece being harassed by a group of men
A journalist from Uttar Pradesh, who was shot at in Ghaziabad near Delhi on Monday night in front of his two daughters, has died from his injuries.
He succumbed to death at a hospital on Wednesday morning, reports NDTV.
The deceased, Vikram Joshi, was travelling on a motorcycle with his two daughters when a group of men opened fire at him at around 10:30pm on Monday. The shocking attack was captured on a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared that his condition was critical.
Nine accused have been arrested so far in the case. Two policemen have been suspended.
The attack came four days after Vikram Joshi complained to the police about his niece being harassed by a group of men.
Some boys including Kamal-ud-Din’s son used to eve-tease my sister. It was her b'day when incident occured. 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 main accused is caught: Journalist Vikram's nephew pic.twitter.com/IdDhXC9qnt— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 22, 2020
The CCTV footage shows a group of men stopping the journalist in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. The attackers surround the bike and start assaulting Joshi. His two daughters can be seen running in panic. The attackers can then be seen dragging Joshi towards a car and thrashing him before running away from the spot.
As the injured journalist falls to the ground, one of his daughters comes back to help him. She can be seen crying and looking around for help.
Following the incident, on Tuesday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticized the Yogi Adityanath government over the attack on the journalist.
"If this is the law and order situation in Ghaziabad, which is in NCR, you can understand how 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.