A senior journalist and noted industrialist of Aligarh was shot dead in front of his house here under the Banna Devi police station by unknown assailants on Monday night.
City Superintendent of Police J.K. Shahi said Hari Om Aggarwal, a senior journalist with Punjab Kesri (Delhi), was shot dead as he was returning home from a friend's shop. The body has been sent for post mortem.
Aggarwal’s brother Banwari Lal has lodged an FIR under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified persons with the Banna Devi police station.
The police said they are making all possible effort to nab the assailants at the earliest.
Journalists in Aligarh are shell-shocked by the murder, and allege that the police have failed to maintain law and order. Members of the Ganesh Shanker Vidhyarti Press Club have demanded that the district administration arrest the assailants at the earliest.