Woman journalist shot at by unidentified assailants in Delhi

Mitali Chandola

The Hush Post|11:)8 am|one-minute-read|

Several shots were fired at a woman journalist by unidentified assailants in Ashok Nagar of East Delhi on Saturday night while she was driving.

According to news agency ANI, the woman journalist Mitali Chandola, who is a working journalist with a media organisation in Noida, was driving in her Hyundai i20 car around 12:30 am on Sunday when the incident took place.

“She has received bullet injuries in her arm. She is out of danger. Prima facie it appears to be case of family dispute,” senior police officer told the media.

The report suggested that her car was overtaken by a Maruti Swift abruptly overtook her, following which the unidentified men fired two shots at her and even hurled eggs on the windshield of the car. Eggs are hurled on windscreen as it immediately spreads and blocks the driver’s view.

“Two masked assailants first threw eggs at the front glass of my car and when I did not stop, they fired two shots at me,” the complainant said.

The incident took place near Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital on Saturday night.

“She has received bullet injuries in the arm and is out of danger. Prima facie it appears to be a case of a family dispute,” Jasmeet Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), told media persons.

The investigation is underway to ascertain the identity of the culprits.

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