Journalist Vikram Joshi, shot by an unknown miscreants near his residence in Vijay Nagar
The family of journalist Vikram Joshi, who died on Wednesday after being shot at near his house in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, will be given an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh and a job, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced.
The 35-year-old journalist was attacked in Vijay Nagar area of the city in front of his two minor daughters by a group of men late on Monday night at Vijay Nagar of the city.
Vikram Joshi had sustained a gunshot injury in the head.
“The chief minister has announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the deceased and a job for his wife,” Ajay Shankar Pandey, Ghaziabad’s district magistrate, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
According to the police, the group, led by Ravi, fought with Joshi on July 16, as a result of which Ravi’s eye was injured and his jaw broken.
“He was hospitalised and discharged on Monday. While in the hospital, he roped in his accomplices to ‘teach Joshi a lesson’. The group cornered Joshi on Monday night and started beating him up in the presence of his daughters. One of the suspects, Chotu, opened fire from close range—Joshi was shot in the head,” said Rakesh Mishra, circle officer (city 1).
Police sources had said that after the fight on July 16, the two parties lodged their complaints at the local police post