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Journalist shot dead in UP, Opposition slams Akhilesh govt

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.

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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.

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