Sultanpur journalist murder: UP CM orders probe

Lucknow, Feb.13 (ANI): Expressing deep concern over the murder of a journalist in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday instructed Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed to form special teams to nab the culprits.

According to the state’s Chief Minister’s office, Yadav has also announced Rs.10 lakh ex-gratia compensation for the family of the journalist.

Earlier this morning, a journalist named Karun Misra was shot dead in Sultanpur District by unknown assailants on Saturday.

Misra was returning to his home around noon when three motorbike-borne assailants shot at him in Sultanpur.

Misra was rushed to hospital but he succumbed to bullet wounds on the way. (ANI)

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