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Kanpur Journalist Shot Dead by Motorbike-Borne Assailants

The assailants fled the scene immediately after the murder. 

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A Kanpur-based journalist was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants, in Bilhaur, Kanpur. The assailants fled the scene immediately after the murder.

Naveen Srivastava , the journalist, succumbed to his injuries while on the way to the hospital.

Srivastava was reportedly sitting at his hosiery shop when the assailants fired at him. Speaking to ANI, the Assistant Deputy General of Law and Order in Kanpur said the police hoped to nab the criminals as soon as possible.

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The DM & SSP of Kanpur Nagar are already on the spot. Couple of local police teams have been formed to crack the case.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered the DGP of Kanpur to follow up on the investigation as well.

This incident comes only days after a Tripura journalist Santanu Bhaumik was killed while covering a roadblock by a tribal party – Indigenous People’s Forum of Tripura – in Mandai Tehsil, on 20 September.

Bhaumik was working for a local cable channel ‘Din Raat’. Several local media persons held protests outside Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s residence to condemn Bhaumik’s death, with the regional dailies running blank editorials in solidarity.

Similarly, eminent journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot outside her Bengaluru residence by unidentified men on a bike on the night of 5 September, sparking nationwide protests.

(with inputs from ANI)

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