In yet another case of attack on media personnel, a young journalist working for a Hindi daily was shot dead by unidentified assailants near the Nagar Palika market in Uttar Pradesh's Billhaur on Thursday.
Identified as Naveen, the journalist succumbed to his injuries while he was being rushed to the hospital.
Navin Gupta was sprayed with bullets when he came out of a public toilet, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Jai Prakash said.
As the news of the killing spread, senior police officials rushed to the spot while forensic experts were called to gather evidences.
Police officials were trying to figure the motive behind the crime. It is suspected that old enmity could be a reason behind the killing, said officials.
Journalist Naveen Srivastava was shot at by 3-4 assailants while he was sitting in his hosiery shop. We hope to nab the criminals as soon as possible. DM & SSP of Kanpur Nagar are already on the spot. Couple of local police teams formed to crack the case, ADG said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed DGP to follow up the investigation of killing of journalist.
Last week, a journalist in Tripura was shot dead inside the headquarters of the 2nd battalion of TSR at RK Nagar allegedly by a constable of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) following an altercation.