An unidentified man brandishes a gun during a protest against a new citizenship law outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi on Thursday. Reuters
A student of Jamia Millia Islamia was injured after an unidentified man opened fire at the anti-CAA march conducted by Jamia Coordination Committee.
The attacker was apprehended by the police and the victim was admitted to a hospital.
According to witnesses, an unidentifed man was seen raising religious slogans before he opened fire with a countrymade pistol at the anti-CAA rally.
"He was shouting 'deta hu tumhe azadi' ('I will give you freedom') and opposed our march. He later shouted 'Jai Shri Ram' and opened fire," a protestor said.
According to an official, the bullet hit a Journalism student of Jamia, identified as Shadab, in the arm.
He was taken to near-by private hospital. The identity of the accused has not been made public.
The long march towards Rajghat by Jamia Millia Islamia students was stopped by the police near the Holy Family Hospital after firing incident.
The police caught the assailant and are questioning him. "We have caught the person and are interrogating him," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Chinmay Biswal.
Several march participants said the man who opened fire was a "follower of Nathuram Godse."
"We are following the ideology of Gandhi, but the same ideology that killed Mahatma wanted to kill us," said a participant.
According to witnesses, a man was seen raising religious slogans before he opened fire with a country-made pistol at the rally.
"He was shouting 'Deta hu tumhe azadi' (Let me give you freedom).
Meanwhile, Shadab, a journalism student who received a bullet injury on his arm, was taken to the Holy Family Hospital for medical care.
The students formed a human chain and didn't let the policemen in plainclothes enter the protest site.
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