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Television journalists attacked in northeast Delhi, one serious

PTI
Published Feb 25, 2020, 5:40 pm IST
Updated Feb 25, 2020, 7:29 pm IST
Many journalists shared on social media the ordeal they met while trying to do their jobs
Policemen guard a street in a locality experiencing violence between two groups in Bhajanpura are of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Photo | AP)
 Policemen guard a street in a locality experiencing violence between two groups in Bhajanpura are of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Photo | AP)

New Delhi: A journalist with JK 24X7 news received a bullet injury and two reporters from NDTV were beaten and punched by rioters in northeast Delhi, which was wracked by fresh violence on Tuesday. Akash sustained a bullet injury while covering the communal clashes in Maujpur locality and is in hospital where his condition is serious, said a tweet from JK 24X7 channel.

NDTV said its journalist Arvind Gunasekar was hit by rioters while he was at one of the spots in northeast Delhi and lost three tooth. His fellow reporter, Saurabh, who tried to shield him, was punched, the news channel said. On Monday, another of the channel's reporter Mariyam Alavi and cameraperson Sushil Rathee were also attacked.

 

Many other journalists shared on social media accounts of how they were heckled and some alleged they were questioned about their religious identity.

NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain tweeted about the mob's hostility to the media.

On Monday, too, reporters had a tough time covering the violence with many of them threatened and heckled.

The death toll in the violence in northeast Delhi has climbed to nine, according to GTB hospital authorities.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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