A day after a youth fired a pistol at a group of agitators, students of Jamia Millia Islamia on Friday gathered outside the gate of the varsity to stage a peaceful protest against the amended Citizenship Act.
Condemning the attack on students, the protesters said they were shocked when they saw the man emerge from the crowd and open fire in full public view amidst heavy police presence.
The shooter has been sent to 14-day protective custody and the police has urged Juvenile Justice Board to form a medical panel to conduct a bone ossification test of the shooter to ascertain his age.
The accused was presented before the Board on Friday afternoon afternoon, DCP (Crime) Rajesh Deo said. On Thursday, the accused fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring Jamia student Shadab Farooq, before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting “Yeh lo aazadi” amid heavy police presence. The Crime Branch is probing the case.
The accused told interrogators of Delhi Police that over the past two years he started reading incendiary posts on social media. He said that every day he would listen to speeches online and share offensive posts.
Sources in Delhi police said that the accused has denied having any connection or links with any organisation.