Journalist shot at in East Delhi, eggs hurled at her car

Journalist Mitali Chandola was driving near Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in East Delhi when the incident took place. (Facebook)

A Noida-based journalist suffered a bullet injury after multiple shots were fired at her by a group of unidentified men in East Delhi’s Ashok Nagar Saturday night, PTI reported.

The incident took place at 12.30 am on Saturday when the journalist, Mitali Chandola, was driving near Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. Another car suddenly overtook her and opened fire at her, police said.

"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," she was quoted as saying by ANI.

Confirming the same, Jasmeet Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), said, "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."

Police said they are probing all angle including that of personal enmity. Police is also investigating the role of her husband, who has been living separately.

An investigation is underway to ascertain the identity of the assailants, police said, adding they are looking for CCTV footage if available to establish the sequence of event.