A day after his brother was allegedly shot at by unidentified assailants, Dr Kafeel Khan, an accused in the BRD Medical Hospital case involving the death of 63 children, today said he was not going to bend.
His brother, Kashif Jameel, was operated on successfully and the bullets removed, Khan said.
"Allah rahem kare. M not going to bend," Khan, who was jailed last September and was released on bail in April this year, said on Twitter.
"Firstly, I would like to thank all of you, as the bullets have been removed from my brother Kashif's body, and the operation has been successful. He is currently in ICU. Three bullets were shot at him in order to kill him. Who has fired, we do not know. But it was 500 metres from Gorakhnath Temple, where the UP Chief Minister was staying," he said.
He added that two boys came on a scooty, fired at his brother and fled.
"This is the state of law and order," Khan said, blaming the police for the delay in treatment.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Gorakhpur, Shalabh Mathur said, "A case has been registered against unidentified persons. Police is investigating all possible aspects."
Jameel, 34, was shot at, allegedly by unidentified bike-borne assailants, around 11 pm yesterday at the Humayunpur north area near the JP hospital. He was rushed to a private nursing home where his condition was stated to be stable, the police said.
Khan was arrested by UP Police in September 2017.
In April this year, the Allahabad High Court granted him bail.
He is one of the nine accused in the case, involving the death of 63 children, including infants, within four days due to disruption in the supply of oxygen in August 2017.
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