JNU student Umar Khalid attacked in Delhi, culprit will be arrested soon, says Delhi Police

13 August 2018, 11:44 PM
JNU student Umar Khalid attacked in Delhi (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
JNU student Umar Khalid attacked in Delhi (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was on Monday allegedly shot at by an unidentified man at the Constitution Club near Parliament, but Umar Khalid escaped unhurt, sources said.

Delhi Police had registered a case against unknown persons under section 307 and under the Arms Act and said it had clues and the culprit will be arrested soon.

Khalid had arrived at the club to attend an event titled 'Khauff Se Azaadi' organised by an organisation named 'United Against Hate'. 

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“There was an event, Umar Khalid accompanied us. We were at a tea stall when a man in white shirt came, pushed and opened fire at him. Khalid lost his balance, fell down and bullet missed him. We tried to catch the man. He fired aerial shots, pistol slipped off his hands, he fled” ANI quoted an eyewitness as saying.

Reacting to the incident, JNU Students’ Union former vice-president Shehla Rashid called the incident ‘shocking and condemnable’.

First Published: Monday, August 13, 2018 03:43 PM
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