A journalist with JK 24X7 news received a bullet injury and two reporters from NDTV were beaten and punched by rioters in northeast Delhi, which was wrecked by fresh violence on Tuesday (February 24).
Akash sustained a bullet injury while covering the communal clashes in Maujpur locality and is in hospital where his condition is serious, said a tweet from JK 24X7 channel.
मौजपुर की शर्मनाक तस्वीर, मौजपुर में हुई हिंसा में @JK247News के संवाददाता आकाश नापा हुए दंगाइयों की गोली के शिकार, आकाश को घायल अवस्था में अस्पताल में कराया गया भर्ती, हालत नाजुक #CAAprotest @KapilMishra_IND @ArvindKejriwal @HMOIndia @DelhiPolice @msisodia @AapKaGopalRai
— JK 24×7 News (@JK247News) February 25, 2020
NDTV said its journalist Arvind Gunasekar was hit by rioters while he was at one of the spots in northeast Delhi and lost a tooth. His fellow reporter, Saurabh, who tried to shield him, was punched, it said.
Many other journalists took to social media to share tales of how they were heckled and some alleged they were questioned about their religious identity.
On Monday, too, reporters had a tough time covering the violence with many of them threatened and heckled. The death toll in the violence in northeast Delhi has climbed to nine, according to GTB hospital authorities.