Bangladesh-resident Farazi Vinti Ferdos’ visit to the Taj Mahal on February 14, Valentine’s Day, with her husband wasn’t quite as romantic as she expected.
A bullet hit Ferdos inside the Taj Mahal complex, one of India’s best-protected monuments. Almost a week later, security forces are clueless about where the bullet came from.
Ferdos was sitting on the lawn outside the Taj with her husband and child when something stung her thigh, making it bleed. She showed it to the security forces posted at the Taj Mahal, they advised her to get it dressed at a local hospital.
An X-Ray showed something embedded in her thigh, which the hospital advised her to get removed before dressing the wound.
In Delhi, Ferdos went to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals on February 15, where an X-ray revealed an embedded bullet.
“We found a bullet in her thigh above the left knee. It had created a 1.5 cm wound but had not fractured or shattered the bone, which makes us suspect it had ricocheted off something before it hit her,” said orthopaedic surgeon Dr Yash Gulati, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, who did the surgery.
A medico-legal case was registered. Ferdos was discharged on Friday, February 19. Ferdos has left Delhi.