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Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid shot at, escapes unhurt

The police that reached the spot, escorted Khalid out to a safer place.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 13 Aug 2018, 17:16:41
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New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid had a narrow escape after an unidentified man opened fire on him outside Constitution Club of India.

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

Khalid was scheduled to speak at an event titled - 'Towards a Freedom Without Fear' organised by United Against Hate Initiative.

The police that reached the spot, escorted Khalid out to a safer place.

Ajay Chaudhary, Delhi joint CP, "A man attacked from behind while Umar Khalid and his associates were having tea at a stall, Khalid fell down. He is safe. We are investigating further."


First Published: 13 Aug 2018, 15:58:09

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