Journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot at by unknown miscreants near his residence in Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad on June 20, passed away on Wednesday.
The doctor of a private hospital monitoring Joshi said that the veins in the journalist's head had got badly damaged due to the bullet injury.
"Yes, he (Vikram Joshi) is no more. He passed away at around 4 am during treatment at the hospital," a family member told PTI.
The scribe, who was associated with Jan Sagar Today, had suffered a bullet injury on his head after assailants opened fire at him near his residence in Vijay Nagar.
The attack is believed to be the fallout of a complaint that Joshi had lodged at Vijay Nagar police station on July 16 stating that some people were harassing his niece.
Some boys including Kamal-ud-Din’s son used to eve-tease my sister. It was her b'day when incident occured. My uncle was coming home with her when Kamal-ud-Din’s son attacked him&shot him. We'll not accept my uncle's body till main accused is caught: Journalist Vikram's nephew pic.twitter.com/IdDhXC9qnt— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 22, 2020
Locals claimed that Vikram Joshi was riding a motorcycle with his two daughters when a group of men assaulted him and opened fire at him.
In the CCTV footage, the bike can be seen swerving suddenly and in no time, a group of men surround the bike and start pulling and hitting the rider.
The two children can be seen running away the moment the bike falls.
Eight people were arrested in connection with the shooting incident
Meanwhile, local beat in-charge Raghvendra was put on suspension with immediate effect for not taking swift action and ignoring the complaint filed by the family of the victim.
Moreover, a departmental inquiry was also set up against the errant cop and circle officer -I was handed over the probe, sources said.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)