According to reports, Deepak Mishra, a 28-year-old journalist of a local Kanpur newspaper was shot at in Naubasta area of the city late on Wednesday.
Mishra, who works for a daily, Dainik Mera Sach, bore two gunshot wounds on Wednesday but is out of danger now.
A native of Mainpuri, Mishra, was on his way home in Gangapur Colony when he was stopped by four men who were riding a motorcycle.
“The assailants opened fire at Mishra, who suffered a bullet injury near his shoulder and another near his waist,” Govind Nagar Circle Officer O P Singh told a news agency.
“Mishra had an enmity with one Raja Pandey, who lived in his neighbourhood. They had got into a clash in Bidhnu area in 2013. Mishra and his cousin were arrested in that case, but the former got bail, he further added.
An FIR has been lodged against Raja Pandey, Jitu Pandey, Sachin Pandey and an unidentified person for attempt to murder, according to reports.
In a similar incident of a journalist’s death, recently, Jagendra, a scribe hailing from Shahjahanpur, wrote a Facebook post under “Shahajanpur Samachaar” about the criminal activities of Samajwadi Party’s Ram Murthi, accusing him of illegal mining and forceful encroachment of land. Following this, Jagendra was allegedly manhandled by the minister and his men. His family has claimed that a police officer allegedly set the journalist on fire, who collapsed on his way top the hospital.