JOURNALIST KILLED FOR JUSTICE

An Indian journalist has died after he was shot in the head by the men, he had accused of harassing his niece.

Police identified the deceased as Vikram Joshi, 35, died on Wednesday – two days after he was shot in Uttar Pradesh state’s Ghaziabad district in India.

Police have arrested nine men in connection with the attack.

His brother told the media that the police failed to investigate Joshi’s complaint and that allowed the men to plan the revenge attack.

The district police chief has suspended two officers and ordered an inquiry.

The attack, which was caught on CCTV cameras, has sparked outrage among Vikram Joshi’s colleagues and journalists across the country.

The footage, which has been widely shared, shows a group of men forcibly stopping his motorbike and then beating him up before firing at him.

This unfortunate incident happened in the presence of his two daughters, aged 5 and 11.

Journalists and opposition politicians, including former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, have tweeted, questioning the state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

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