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UP journalist Vikram Joshi passes away after being shot in the head

UP Journalist Vikram Joshi, who was admitted to the hospital after being shot in the head in front of his two daughters..

Ghaziabad: UP Journalist Vikram Joshi, who was admitted to the hospital after being shot in the head in front of his two daughters, passed away on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Ghaziabad, Delhi, when Vikram Joshi was attacked by a group of men at 10.30 PM on Monday, while he was riding a motorcycle with his two daughters.

Nine people have been arrested including two main accused – Ravi and Chotu. A weapon was also seized from their possession,” said Kalanidhi Naithani, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad.

In the wake of the incident, the state govt. has declared an aid of Rs 10 lac for the family of the deceased, who protested at the hospital where the journalist died and refused to allow the body to be taken for the autopsy.

“Vikram Joshi paid the price of police incompetence,” the family alleged. Four days prior to the attack, he had registered a complaint to the police about his niece being harassed by a group of men.

Following the incident, opposing leader Rahul Gandhi Tweeted- , “Vikram Joshi was killed because he protested against his niece’s harassment. Condolences to the bereaved family. They promised Ram Rajya and delivered Goondaraj.”