Lucknow: Another journalist in Uttar Pradesh has lost his life, barely a month after a journalist was shot dead in front of his two daughters in Ghaziabad. A journalist working with a Hindi news channel was on Monday night shot dead in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh.
Ballia: A journalist Ratan Singh was shot dead in Phephna village of the dist this evening. SP Devendra Nath says, "He was shot dead at the residence of the village head. It's being told that they had some old dispute. Investigation is underway. All accused will be arrested soon" pic.twitter.com/qlfCEDFvy0
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The journalist, identified as Ratan Singh, was killed in the Fefana area of the Balia district on Monday, the police said. “Ratan Singh, a journalist working with a Hindi news channel was shot dead on Monday night in Phephana. He has been identified as Ratan Singh (45). We are investigating the case,” Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Yadav said.
According to a police officer, the shooter was an associate of the victim. The police said that the journalist was killed after a fight with his associate turned violent. “He was shot dead at the residence of the village head. It’s being told that they had some old dispute. The investigation is underway. All accused will be arrested soon,” SP Devendra Nath said.
This is the second incident in Uttar Pradesh where a journalist has been shot dead. Earlier on July 22, a journalist, Vikram Joshi, was shot at by miscreants in Ghaziabad near Delhi days after he had filed a police complaint over harassment of his niece. He was travelling with his daughters when a group of men sprayed him with bullets in front of his children.