LUCKNOW: In a late night shocker, the brother of Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan, who works is BRD Medical College, was shot by three unidentified assailants on a motorbike while he was on his way home from work on Sunday in Gorakhpur at 10:15 pm.
Kashif Jameel received bullet injuries near his shoulder, neck and chin. He underwent a surgery at a private nursing home and is now out of danger. District police lodged an FIR against three unidentified persons under Section 307 of IPC on Monday.
However, Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan, who is out on bail after being in jail for nearly six-seven months for the death of children in his medical college allegedly due to disruption of oxygen supply last year, claimed that the assailants wanted to murder his brother. "He has probably paid the price for being related to me. He has been attacked because he is my brother," said Dr Kafeel Khan while talking to media persons.
After the incident, Jameel, a 34-year-old businessman, was rushed to private nursing home initially and then to a government facility for surgery. He was again shifted back to the nursing home where the bullets were removed in an early morning operation.
Later, Dr Kafeel confirmed that the surgery was successful and his brother was recovering in the ICU. He took to Twitter and said: "Allah Rahem kare main Jhukne wala nahi." (O Allah have mercy on us, I won't give up.)
Inspector Ghanshyam Tiwari of the Kotwali police station claimed that an FIR was lodged and the probe was on to nab the unidentified miscreants.
Dr Kafeel also accused the district police of wasting crucial time in medico-legal formalities, adding he could take his brother for surgery, three hours after the incident. "The cops insisted that I take my brother to Sadar hospital first as it was a medico-legal case but I told them to take him to a private nursing home where I know a prominent neurosurgeon," he stated adding that anything could have happened during those three hours.
Refuting Dr Kafeel's allegations, DIG (Law and Order) claimed that the police immediately swung into action without losing time after getting the information. "There was no laxity on the part of the police," he maintained.
As per local sources, initial clues hinted at some property dispute, which could be the reason for attack. However, Dr Kafeel said: "The big fish in the BRD Medical College children's death case are still away and we are afraid from them. Our life is in danger."
Meanwhile, the mother of Dr Kafeel, Nuzhat Parveen, appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for police protection. "My family is under threat and we are scared. I appeal to the CM and also the administration to provide us police protection," she told the media.