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Voices Being Muzzled, Media Not Spared Shocking: Mamata Banerjee On Journalist Vikram Joshi’s Murder

Mumbai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed grief to the family of journalist Vikram Joshi, who passed away today and said the voices were being mocked and even the media was not spared.

“My heartfelt condolences to the family of Vikram Joshi, a fearless journalist who passed away today. He was shot in UP for filing an FIR to book his niece’s molesters. An atmosphere of fear has been created in the country. Voices being muzzled. Media not spared. Shocking,” the West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted.

Journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot dead by unknown miscreants near his residence in Vijay Nagar in Ghaziabad on July 20, breathed his last at a hospital on Wednesday.

The doctors who supervised Joshi had said that the head veins of the journalists were severely damaged due to the bullet.

The incident took place on Monday, a few days after which Vikram Joshi lodged a complaint with Vijay Nagar police station that some people were harassing his niece.

Hours after the death of journalist Vikram Joshi, the Uttar Pradesh police said on Wednesday that it has arrested three accused in the case along with six others, while one of the accused is absconding.

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