A BJP leader’s brother is among those booked for attempted murder after a journalist received two bullet injuries in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur, according to the .
Devendra Khare, who claims to be a district correspondent of News One India, has alleged that he was earlier threatened to not report on an attack – on the national president of the Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Samaj.
Khare, whose condition is reportedly stable, has accused BJP district president Pushpraj Singh’s brother Rituraj and others of carrying out the attack while he was sitting outside his office with other journalists on Sunday. The journalist said two suspects, with their faces covered, fired at him and fled on a motorcycle.
“I received bullet injuries on my stomach and right hand. I ran away to save my life. Rituraj Singh had pressured me regarding a news story I did on an attack on the national president of the Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Samaj but I didn’t give in. I was issued death threats over this. I suspect that these people tried to kill me,” stated his complaint.
Jaunpur Circle Officer (City) Kuldeep Kumar Gupta told the Indian Express, “We are investigating the case keeping all angles in mind. He has raised suspicion on Rituraj Singh, who is being questioned. We will soon make arrests in the case and solve the case.”