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: An unidentified man opened fire at JNU student Umar Khalid outside Constitution Club of India. He is unhurt. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/ubNh4g4D80— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2018
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'.
“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’.
Shocking and highly condemnable: a guy attacked Umar Khalid from behind and tried to shoot him in Delhi. This is the direct result of hatred whipped up by Republic TV & other hate media. I spoke to Umar. He's okay, but we should be very very worried about his safety.— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) August 13, 2018