Jamia shooter is a juvenile who told family he is going to school
New Delhi : The shooter who open fired at the protest march near Jamia Millia Islamia University on Thursday is found to be a juvenile. The 17-year-old man had told his family that he going to attend the school, later his family had plans to go to a wedding.
Somehow, he did not go to school and appeared at the protest site with a gun hidden in his black jacket. He blended in with the protesters for a while, and even live streamed the protest on Facebook.
Suddenly, he pulled out gun and resulted in chaos. While, he was being calmed by one of the protesting students, he started firing, injuring a man in the incident.
The injured student has been identified as Shadab Farooq.
The family of the boy are stunned and cannot believe that their son committed such a crime. His friends described him as a simple boy with no political connections.
That perception is completely contradicted by his Facebook page, which has several incendiary posts.
His Facebook page is full of messages like: "Shaheen Bagh, Game Over" and "I am the lone Hindu here".
There were some "farewell" messages like this one: "On my last journey, drape me in saffron and shout slogans of Jai Shri Ram."
His father runs a tobacco shop to earn their living.