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Brother was shot 500m from where UP CM was staying, claims Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan

Press Trust of India, Gorakhpur (UP) | ByPress Trust of India
Jun 11, 2018 03:47 PM IST

Kashif Jameel, brother of Gorakhpur doctor Dr Kafeel Khan, was shot by unidentified miscreants near JP Hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhnath area on Sunday.

Dr Kafeel Khan, who was jailed last year in connection with the deaths of children at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur, has alleged the attack on his brother was a tactic to scare him but he will not bend.

The doctor’s brother, Kashif Jameel, was operated on successfully after he was shot at in Gorakhpur on Sunday night.

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“Allah rahem kare. M not going to bend (sic),” Dr Khan, who was released on bail in April this year, said on Twitter.

“Firstly, I would like to thank all of you, as the bullets have been removed from my brother Kashif’s body, and the operation has been successful. He is currently in ICU. Three bullets were shot at him in order to kill him. Who has fired, we do not know. But it was 500 metres from Gorakhnath Temple, where the UP chief minister was staying,” he said.

He added that two boys came on a scooter fired at his brother and fled.

“This is the state of law and order,” Khan said, blaming the police for the delay in treatment.

Jameel, 34, was shot at allegedly by unidentified bike-borne men at around 11pm on Sunday at the Humayunpur north area near JP Hospital. He was rushed to a private nursing home after he sustained injuries on his right upper arm, neck and chin, Kotwali police station inspector Ghanshyam Tiwari said.

Dr Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed acute encephalitis syndrome ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College and removed following the death of 30 children on August 10 and August 11 last year. He was arrested in September.

The Allahabad high court granted him bail in April this year.

He is one of the nine accused in the case involving the death of 63 children, including infants, in August 2017 within four days allegedly due to disruption in the supply of oxygen.

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