Firing at Shaheen Bagh, second such incident in three days in Delhi: Report
New Delhi : A man has reportedly fired at the Shaheen Bagh protesters sitting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The incident comes within three days after a teen shooter was nabbed for shooting at the protesters near Jamia Millia University.
The man allegedly shouted "Jai Sri Ram" as he fired shots standing near police barricades put up at the south Delhi locality where hundreds of women and children have sat on the road in protest for more than a month. He was caught by the police.
According to a media report, he was also heard shouting, "Humare desh mein sirf hinduon ki chalegi aur kisi ki nahi (in our country only Hindus will prevail)."
According to a witness quoted in a NDTV report, he fired two three times while standing next to the police.
"We suddenly heard gunshots. This person was shouting Jai Shri Ram. He had a semi-automatic pistol and he fired two rounds. The police were standing just behind him," said the witness, who says he volunteers at the protest.
"When his gun jammed, he ran. He tried to fire again, then tossed the gun into the bushes and tried to escape. Some of us and the police caught him, the police dragged him away," he added.
Police officer Chinmay Biswal said the man had fired shots in the air. "The man had resorted to aerial firing. Police immediately overpowered and caught him," he said.
This happens to be the second shooting incident in Delhi within three days both against the CAA protesters.