According to Pilibhit SP JK Shahi, the journalist, Haider, has complained that he was attacked after he reported stories which had not gone down well with the accused.

The journalist reportedly received a call asking him to come to an appointed spot in order to obtain information on a story but he was attacked by the accused after reaching the location.

"Yesterday, I got a call regarding a robbery case. But when I reached the spot, Anand and some 3-4 others surrounded me and started beating me up,” the journalist said.

"They hit me with the butt of a revolver and also dragged me for 100m by a car," alleged Haider, who claimed he was left unconscious in the attack which took place in the Puranpur area here. He said a passerby later came to his aid and reached him to Paharpur police station.

The SP said that the journalist has been sent for a medical examination and, "as per the medical report, if there are any more sections of IPC applicable in this case, those will be added and prompt action will be taken to bring the accused to justice".

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