Journalist shot dead in Basti

A journalist was shot dead by unidentified persons in Kotwali area of the city, a senior officer said here on Sunday.

Updated: Jun 27, 2010, 22:56 PM IST

Basti: A journalist was shot dead by
unidentified persons in Kotwali area of the city, a senior
officer said here on Sunday.

Avneesh Srivastava, a reporter with a Hindi daily, was
shot at by motorcycle-borne persons, while he was talking to
some person near Rota crossing late last night, Superintendent
of Police Rajesh Modak said.

Avneesh was rushed to the district hospital where doctors
declared him brought dead, he said, adding that a case had
been lodged.

PTI