Kashif Jameel, brother of Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan was shot at by two unidentified motorcycle-borne men near Gorakhnath temple area around 10 pm on Sunday.
Jameel, 34, is currently admitted to Star private hospital in Gorakhpur. He sustained three bullet shots–one each on his upper arm, neck, and chin.
Returning home on his bike he was reportedly waylaid near the Gorakhnath temple, with three shots hitting him directly.
Kashif Jameel, an engineer by profession, was the one who fought Dr. Khan’s case and got him bail from the High Court after Dr. Khan languished in Gorakhpur district jail for nine months.
Speaking to the media, Dr. Khan said that his brother had been fired at thrice and was currently admitted in a city hospital.
“I always said they would try to kill us”, he said.
Assasination attempt at @drkafeelkhan's brother Kashif at Gorakhpur. Shot thrice & is in a critical condition.
Kafeel Khan tried to save the lives of infants at Gorakhpur, & for that he & his family is getting all this in return. Shameful Gunda Raj of Yogi! Enraged beyond words! pic.twitter.com/wEmg1X19lc
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) June 10, 2018
The family is shell-shocked, despite expecting a counter attack for the attention Kafeel Khan has been getting ever since he was thrown into jail despite having worked to save the encephalitis hit children from dying at the BRD hospital in Gorakhpur because of a shortage of oxygen supply.
Khan was released on bail last month after he wrote a letter detailing the events that had unfolded in August last year. In his letter, Khan had alleged that he had been made a scapegoat for what was a ‘total administrative failure at the higher level.’