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Kafeel Khan’s brother shot at in Gorakhpur

Kashif Jameel in the hospital   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The brother of doctor Kafeel Khan, who is out on bail in connection with the BRD Medical College incident, was shot at by unknown assailants in his hometown Gorakhpur late on Sunday.

Two men on a scooty allegedly fired at Kashif Jameel at around 11 p.m. and fled from the scene leaving him grievously wounded, his family said. Kashif was hit by three bullets — two bullets pierced through his shoulder and arm while the third was lodged in the neck. It was removed after an emergency operation early on Monday. The victim is stable, said his family. 

Doctor Kafeel Khan said he had apprehended a murder attempt on his family members. "They was an attempt to murder by brother. I always said they would try to kill us," said Kafeel Khan. He alleged that the police caused a delay of a few hours in his brother receiving urgent medical care.

Doctor Kafeel said the police forced them to take the patient, who was rushed to a private nursing home initially, to the medical college for a medico legal test despite the emergency to get the third bullet removed. 

"Medico legal done in sadar hospital but SSP is forcing for one more medico legal in medical college gorakhpur by medical board," doctor Kafeel said. Doctor Kafeel said the attack on his brother reflected the poor law and order in the State as it took place around 500 metres from the Gorakhnath temple where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was lodged for the night.

Copy will be updated with police inputs. A police case is not yet registered.

Kashif Jameel, 35, runs a battery inverter business.

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