NEW DELHI: A gunman open fire on Thursday at a protest rally against India’s contentious citizenship law near the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university in New Delhi.
The alleged suspect, identified by the police as a 17-year-old teenager, brandished a single-barrel weapon and shouted slogans against the protesters before firing at them, wounding a university student,
The deputy commissioner of police in southeast Delhi said the teenage suspect has been arrested and an investigation was being conducted into the incident.
“He (the gunman) was shouting, ‘Delhi Police Zindabad’ (long live Delhi police) and ‘Who wants Azadi (freedom), come, I’ll shoot you’,” said an eyewitness who was also part of the protest.
“And then he shot one fire. A student named Shadab was hurt and has been taken to the nearby Holy Family hospital,” he added. The assailant shouted slogans against the protesters before firing at them while the police stood nearby.
Police watch as a guy waves a gun outside Jamia University. Man says “Yeh lo azaadi.” This week a minister chanted – desh ke gaddaron ko, goli Maro saalon ko. pic.twitter.com/19mfHvFcQR
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