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.
Khan, whose mother has appealed for police protection fearing a threat to her family, said his brother Kashif Jameel was operated on successfully and the bullets removed.
"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 said two boys came on a scooty, fired at his brother and fled.
"This is the state of law and order," Khan said and blamed the police for the delay in his brother's treatment.
Khan's mother Nuzhat Parveen appealed for police protection.
"My entire family is under threat and we are scared. I appeal to the state government and also the administration to provide us police protection," a visibly shaken Parveen told reporters.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Gorakhpur, Shalabh Mathur said a case was registered against unidentified persons and police was investigating all possible aspects.
"They tried to kill my brother with three bullet shots I always said they will try to kill us," Khan had told reporters yesterday
Asked who they were scared of, Khan had said, "The big fish behind the BRD Medical college oxygen supply case are still away and we are afraid of them. Our life is in danger."
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 is an accused in the BRD Medical Hospital case involving the death of 63 children, including infants, within four days, allegedly due to disruption in the supply of oxygen in August 2017. He was arrested by UP Police in September last year. The Allahabad High Court granted him bail in April this year.
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