New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh over the murder of a journalist in Ghaziabad, near Delhi.
Offering condolences to the family of Journalist Vikram, who was shot by miscreants in front of his daughters in Ghaziabad, Rahul said, “Journalist Vikram Joshi was killed for opposing molestation of his niece. My condolences to the bereaved family.”
Taking a dig at the Uttar Pradesh BJP-led Yogi Adityanath government, Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, “They [UP govt] had promised Ram Raj, instead gave Gunda Raj.”
Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad-based journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot in the head by assailants on Monday, succumbed to injuries early Wednesday.
Journalist Vikram Joshi 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.
Journalist Joshi worked with a local daily in Ghaziabad.
So far, nine people have been arrested in connection with the case, according to the police. Two cops have also been suspended.