Journalist shot by unidentified assailants in Kanpur district

Police said that motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained. Naveen suffered five gun shot injuries, said police.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: December 1, 2017 3:23 am

A 37-year-old journalist, Naveen Gupta was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bilhaur police station area of Kanpur district on Thursday evening. The police said the motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained. Naveen suffered five gunshot injuries, they added.

Circle Officer, Bilhaur, Subodh Jaiswal said Naveen, a local stringer with a Hindi daily newspaper, was sitting at his cloth shop located near the Nagar Palika. At around 6.30 pm, Naveen left his shop to answer nature’s call. Two minutes later, Naveen’s younger brother Nitin Gupta, who was also sitting at the shop, heard the sound of gunshots being fired. “He rushed to the spot and saw Naveen lying in a pool of blood. Naveen was rushed to community health centre, where doctors declared him dead. Naveen suffered five gunshot injuries,” said the circle officer. He confirmed that Naveen was working for a Hindi daily.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Kanpur, Jai Prakash Singh said the family is yet to file a complaint. When contacted, Additional Director General, Kanpur zone, Avinash Chandra said personal enmity seems to be the motive behind the murder.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences and directed DGP Sulkhan Singh to personally follow up the investigation and arrest culprits soon. “Chief Minister has expressed his condolences and has directed DGP to personally follow up the investigation immediately to catch the culprits. DM, SSP are moving to the spot and the unfortunate incident is being monitored,” said Principal Secretary Information, Avaneesh Awasthi.

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  1. B
    Dec 1, 2017 at 2:09 am
    This is done by Hindu terrorists Who are worse then Isis They kill there own people
    1. Govind Maheshwari
      Dec 1, 2017 at 3:13 am
      How much you get paid for all this , you Islamic terrorist!!!
    2. Rangarajan Narasimhan
      Dec 1, 2017 at 12:16 am
      Obviously a Hindu. Else the headline will be a Muslim or Christian journalist killed .
      1. d
        Nov 30, 2017 at 11:29 pm
        Killing of a journalist is a serious matter. I hope the killers will be caught and motive established. My sympathies for his family, may his soul Rest In Peace.
        1. R
          Nov 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm
          “CRIME FREE UTTAR PRADESH”,said YOGI DATED 27 November 2017
          1. Sheik Mohamed
            Nov 30, 2017 at 8:14 pm
            Is Jungle Raj is not prevailing in UP under saffronized party regime, which promised to end Goondaraj once they assume power?
            1. S
              shiravanthe sridhar
              Nov 30, 2017 at 8:31 pm
              Good one sickular press ute pig is eliminated
              1. R
                Nov 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm
                but how do you know he was "sickular" ? maybe he was a pro-BJP and pro-modi journalist . Did you just convince yourself , without any evidence , that he belonged to some imaginary grouping that you hate ? LOL ! Bhakts like you are hilarious . tomorrow if your mother is murdered on the streets of UP, you will call your mother also a corrupt pre$$t1tute for walking on the road , just to shield your Political masters from criticism .
              2. U
                usual suspect
                Nov 30, 2017 at 10:24 pm
                By your profile Pic you look alike ISIS terrorist. Go and blow yourself.
                1. S
                  Nov 30, 2017 at 11:12 pm
                  USUAL SUSPECT, TOMORROW THEY WILL KILL YOUR PARENT, wife and children, THEY you will tell good. stupid be mature..Learn the manners.
                2. Rangarajan Narasimhan
                  Dec 1, 2017 at 12:24 am
                  Why worry. He is just a Hindu journalist. Not a Muslim or Christian journalist. Don't say you are so concerned. Had it been in nagaland or mizoram , you would not have bothered. You did because it happened in bjp ruled state.
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