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Updated: September 20, 2010 12:04 IST

Firing incident: Sheila meets injured tourists

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A file picture of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
The Hindu A file picture of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today visited LNJP hospital here to enquire about the health of the two Taiwanese nationals injured in the firing incident near the historic Jama Masjid in the national capital.

The two -Zeseweiu (27) and Chiang (28) are stated to be out of danger and are likely to be discharged soon from the hospital where they were admitted soon after the attack yesterday.

Though Ms. Dikshit refused to talk to the media after her visit to the hospital, health officials said the Chief Minister has asked them to monitor their status round-the-clock and take special care of the victims “as they are our guests“.

Mr. Zeseweiu had a miraculous escape as the bullet grazed his head while Chiang was hit in right abdomen and was operated upon.

“Both the patients are out of danger and are doing fine. One of them (Zeseweiu) will be discharged soon. Both have talked to their families,” said Amit Banerjee, Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital.

He said the Chief Minister has also asked them to provide Taiwanese food to the patients.

The duo got injured when two men on a motorbike fired several rounds on a tourist vehicle near the masjid in the walled city.

The police are still on the look out for the assailants, who are yet to be identified while a red alert has already been sounded across the capital after the incident.

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