Muslim youth shot by police at CAA protest and denied treatment by 4 hospitals including AIIMS, dies

Abrar is survived by six-year-old son Mohammad Yusuf and physically challenged wife Farhana Begum. Photo: Shaheen Abdulla/Maktoob

Death toll in the December 20 police violence against CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad rose to seven after a 26-year-old Muslim youth, Mohammad Abrar, who took a bullet in his spinal cord, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night.

Abrar is survived by six-year-old son Mohammad Yusuf and physically challenged wife Farhana Begum.

Abrar’s family told Maktoob that more than three hospitals, including AIIMS Delhi turned him away and he could be admitted to a private hospital later when Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan came to their rescue.

The daily-wage worker, Abrar, was discharged from hospital on January 10 where he was undergoing treatment.

Before leaving to Delhi, in Agra he was denied treatment in government as well as private hospitals. Abrar, a resident of Masrurganj Gali No. 10 under Rasoolpur police jurisdiction area, was taken to Agra on a two wheeler as other options were not available.

“He was shot in his spinal cord and also had injuries in his arm. We found him lying in a pool of blood around 7.30 pm. We decided to take Abrar to S N Medical College in Agra and drove 50 km on our motor-bike, holding him between the rider and pillion,” Abdul Mutalib, younger brother of Abrar told Times of India.

“In Agra, at least three private hospitals denied him admission,” Mutalib alleges.

“In AIIMS, the doctor did not even allow him to be taken out of the ambulance. Doctor checked the referral paper and rejected treatment by saying that no bed was available,” Abrar’s younger brother said.

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