WATCH: Man fires at protesters in Jamia area of Delhi, shouts ‘who wants Azadi’, one injured

A man fires at protestors in Jamia area of Delhi on Thursday. The culprit has been detained by police

WATCH: Man fires at protesters in Jamia area of Delhi,  shouts ‘who wants Azadi’, one injured

NH Web Desk

A man fired at protestors and brandished the gun in Jamia area of New Delhi on Thursday at an anti-CAA protest.

The incident took place when protesters were marching towards Rajghat to hold a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.

"He was shouting 'deta hu tumhe azadi' ('I will give you freedom') and opposed our march. He later shouted 'Jai Shri Ram' and opened fire," a protestor said.

In a video, the unidentified man can be heard shouting "Yeh lo aazadi (here's your freedom) at those protesting the citizenship law.

The person who brandished a gun and opened fire in Jamia area has been identified as 19-year-old Ram Bhagat Gopal Sharma. He is a resident of Jewar area of Gautam Buddha Nagar District

The injured student, Shadab, was hit by the bullet in his hand and has been admitted to the Holy Family hospital in Jamia Nagar. His condition is stated to be stable, reported CNN News18. Shadab is a student of Mass Communication.

According to a report in NDTV, "We were standing near the barricades when suddenly this outsider, whom none of us recognised, tried to disturb the peace of the march. He marches forward with a revolver in his hand. We were all trying to stop him and calm him down. The policemen were standing there. We tried to approach them to stop that guy. But they just kept standing there simply. When we tried to take the revolver from his hand, he shot one of our friends. He was definitely not one of us. He was from outside ," Jamia student Aamna Asif, who witnessed the terrifying incident.

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    Published: 30 Jan 2020, 2:02 PM