35-year-old journalist working for #Gwalior-based daily dies allegedly after being thrashed, shot by group of people over old rivalry in MP’s #Niwari district: Police. The incident took place near Putri Khera village in Sendri police station limits on Wednesday evening. Old video of Sunil Tiwari fearing he will be killed.

The victim, Sunil Tiwari, and his brother were heading towards the village on a motorcycle when seven persons, including three identified as Awdhesh Tiwari, Narendra Tiwari and Anil Tiwari, intercepted the duo, sub-divisional officer of police Balram Singh Parihar said.

The accused allegedly #attacked the victim with sticks and shot him, he said.

The #journalist’s brother somehow managed to escape from the spot to reach the village to get help, while the attackers fled leaving the victim grievously injured, he said.

Sunil Tiwari’s #family members rushed him to Jhansi Medical College in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh where he succumbed to his injuries, the official said.

The victim had an old rivalry with the accused over dominance in the village, which may have led to the attack, he said.

A murder case has been registered against seven accused, all of whom are currently absconding, the official said, adding that efforts were on to nab them.

Video: Senior Journalist Rakesh Pathak


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