Journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot in his head by goons in Ghaziabad in front of his daughters, has succumbed to his injuries. Joshi had received bullet injuries after a group of goons in Ghaziabad fired at her for reporting sexual harassment of his niece to police. The chilling incident, which was caught on camera, had sent shockwaves across Uttar Pradesh.
Ghaziabad: Journalist Vikram Joshi passes away. He was shot at in Vijay Nagar area on 20th July by unknown persons. Nine people have been arrested in the case so far.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 22, 2020
In the viral video, a group of criminals is seen attacking journalist Vikram Joshi. Joshi, who’s accompanied by his daughters, falls off his bike as his daughters run seeking help.
इस आदमी को सरेआम सिर में गोली मार दी गई, पता है क्यों? क्योंकि इसने अपनी भांजी के साथ छेडछाड करने वालों की यूपी पुलिस से शिकायत की थी| इस बार यूपी का गाजियाबाद शहर है पर कहानी वही है…. पुलिस, गुंडे और वो| 🤔 pic.twitter.com/gvGUk9XJUe
— Anurag Dhanda (@anuragdhanda) July 21, 2020
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. She tweeted, “Journalist Vikram Joshi was shot at in front of his daughters because he opposed the sexual harassment of his niece. Today, he has passed away. Such is a jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh that an ordinary citizen is scared of criminals for filing complaint against them. The BJP government has failed on the issue of crimes just like previous governments.
अपनी भांजी के साथ छेड़छाड़ का विरोध करने पर पत्रकार श्री विक्रम जोशी जी को बेटी के सामने गोली मारी गयी थी। आज उनकी मृत्यु हो गई।
यूपी में जंगलराज इस कदर बढ़ गया है कि शिकायत करने के बाद आमजन को बदमाशों का डर सताता है। भाजपा सरकार अपराध के मुद्दे पिछली सरकारों की तरह ही फेल है।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 22, 2020
The Ghaziabad Police later said that it had arrested five accused. It also released the photos of those arrested.