Ghaziabad-based journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot in the head by some assailants, succumbed to injuries early Wednesday. His death has evoked a sharp response from media bodies who condemned the attack on Joshi and demanded a judicial probe into it as well as other incidents of assault on scribes in Uttar Pradesh.
Joshi, who worked with a local daily, had lodged a complaint with the police alleging harassment of his niece on July 16 and was shot at around 10.30 pm on Monday near his home in Vijay Nagar area, according to officials.
Yes, he (Vikram Joshi) is no more. He passed away at around 4 am during treatment at the hospital, a family member told PTI. Joshi was admitted to a private hospital in the city.
However, Joshi’s nephew told ANI that the family will not accept body of the journalist till the main accused is not caught. “Some boys including Kamal-ud-Din’s son used to eve-tease my sister. It was her birthday when incident occured. My uncle was coming home with her when Kamal-ud-Din’s son attacked him and shot him. We’ll not accept my uncle’s body till main accused is caught,” Joshi’s nephew said.