Delhi: Bullets fired at journalist, eggs thrown at car
In yet another incident which shows crimes in Delhi have increased rapidly, a journalist was attacked by gunmen late on Saturday night. Two bike-borne men fired bullets at the scribe, identified as Mitali Chandola, in East Delhi's Ashok Nagar Enclave area, said police. She suffered an injury in her right arm and is out of danger. Here are more details.
At the time of the incident, Mitali, who works at a television channel in Noida, was driving her car. The two assailants intercepted her car near Dharamshila Cancer Hospital. They opened fire from the front. The bullets pierced through the front windshield of her car hitting her arm. The assailants also threw eggs at her vehicle before running away, said police.
Joint Commissioner of Police (eastern range) Alok Kumar said Mitali was taken to a local hospital and would be shifted to AIIMS for surgery. An attempt to murder case has been registered at New Ashok Nagar police station. "The woman has told the police about the differences she is having with her husband. Personal enmity is being suspected," Kumar said.
Earlier this month, a crew of TV channel was attacked in South Delhi. The incident happened on June 9 when journalist Siddharth Purohit was passing the Barapullah flyover in his office cab. He was accompanied by a camera person and the driver. Around 1:30 AM, two bike-borne gunmen intercepted their vehicle and shot three rounds of bullets. The crew had a narrow escape.
Purohit accused police of laxity after the attack. While the accused chased the car, the cab's driver kept driving in hope of running into a PCR van. The victims dialed 100 and they received a call from the PCR after 30 long minutes. They alleged a PCR vehicle reached the spot around 3:05 AM, nearly one and a half hours after the attack.