JNU student Umar Khalid shot at near parliament

NEW DELHI: An unidentified man opened fire at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid outside Constitution Club of India on Rafi Marg, but he escaped unhurt.

The popular student was at the club to attend an event titled “Khauff Se Azaadi” organised by “United Against Hate” organisation.

An eyewitness told news agency ANI, “There was an event and Umar Khalid had 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 and fell down and the bullet missed him. We tried to catch the man. The pistol slipped off his hands and he escaped.”

After the attack, Khalid said, “There is an atmosphere of fear in the country, and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened.”

More details awaited.