Attack on brother of Dr Kafeel: FIR registered

GORAKHPUR: The Police on Monday registered a case of attempted murder against unidentified men in connection with the attack on Kashif Jameel, the brother of , the nodal officer at BRD Medical College in which at least 30 children had died on August 10-11 last year allegedly due to shortage in oxygen supply.

Kashif, 35, was intercepted and shot at by “some people” near JP hospital around 10.15pm on Sunday when he was on his way back home. Kashif suffered three gunshot wounds – on right upper arm, neck and chin. He underwent surgery on Monday for recovery of a bullet that was stuck in his neck. Doctors claimed he was out of danger.

‘Kashif may be involved in land dispute’

DIG (law and order) Praveen Kumar said police have started investigations into the case and probing rivalry angle. “There are reports that Kashif was involved in a land dispute with some locals who have criminal cases pending against them,” Praveen Kumar said adding that the police will also talk to the family members to know if they were suspicious about the involvement of any specific individuals or group. “Police are looking into all possible aspects and narrow down on the suspects on the basis of evidence.”

Dr Kafeel, however, did not rule out the possibilities of the attack to have been orchestrated by someone connected to the BRD Medical college oxygen shortage case. “The big fish behind the BRD Medical college oxygen supply case are still away and we are afraid from them. Our life is in danger,” he said. He also posted a video on Monday that was tittled “Allah rahem kare, I am not going to bend” on Twitter.

Kashif’s mother Nuzhat Parveen said the family should be provided with proper security. “My entire family is under threat. I appeal to the government and the administration to provide us police protection,” she said.

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