Ghaziabad: Hospitalized journalist Vikram Joshi succumbed during treatment on Wednesday after being shot by miscreants. He was returning home with his two daughters on a motorcycle in the Vijay Nagar area at around 10:30 pm on Wednesday when the miscreants shot him with bullets and shot him in the head. Police have arrested nine people so far in connection with the incident. In CCTV visuals, the accused first pull Joshi from their motorcycle and then brutally kill him in front of both his daughters. Later, they shot him in the head and escaped.
The attack came days after Joshi filed a police complaint against some people on July 16 for allegedly molesting his niece. Police suspect this is behind this deadly attack. Joshi’s family has also claimed that he was threatened with murder by the accused. According to the information, for the past one year, some young men used to harass Joshi’s niece by passing lewd comments. But the police reportedly took no action despite several complaints. Joshi’s niece said, “Whenever I went out of the house, they used to stare at me.” Sometimes they abused me or abused me profanely. ”
Based on the complaint of Joshi’s brother Aniket Joshi, the police filed an FIR under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (a common intention by several people) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Is recorded. The three suspects in the FIR, Chhotu, Akash Bihari and Ravi, have been named in addition to some unknown suspects. Chhotu and Ravi are arrested and Akash is found by the police. According to the report, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad Kalanidhi Naithani said that the police have also arrested Mohit, Dalbir, Akash, Yogendra, Abhishek, Abhishek and Shakir based on the evidence of the case.