In a shocking incident, another journalist was attacked by motorbike-borne assailants in India’s national capital. Mitali Chandola, who works for a TV channel in Noida, was attacked by two people persons on a bike in Ashoknagar at the Delhi-Noida border.
“Mitali Chandola was driving alone near Dharamshilla Cancer Hospital when two bike-borne men intercepted her car and opened fire from the front. At least three bullets were fired, two hit and pierced the car’s front windshield. Eggs were also thrown at her car. One bullet hit her right arm. The woman was admitted to a nearby hospital. She will be shifted to AIIMS for surgery,” Joint commissioner of police (eastern range) Alok Kumar was quoted by Hindustan Times.
Chandola has told the police about the discord in her marital life prompting the cops to suspect personal enmity behind the latest attack on a journalist. The alleged shooting incident took place in the intervening hours of Saturday and Sunday.
Earlier this month, the Delhi Police had come under huge criticism after two journalists working for ABP News said that they were attacked by gunmen at the city’s famous Barapullah flyover. Journalists Siddharth Purohit and Arvind Kumar were on their way to cover the murder of a trader when they were asked to stop at the flyover by gunmen at around 1.30 am.
The Delhi Police had later arrested two people in conenction with the attack and also suspended three cops.