‘Game Over’, wrote Jamia attacker on Facebook before opening fire on protesters

Gopal’s bio in Facebook says ‘Rambhakt is enough, rest when the time comes’. He went live on the website a few times before finally opening fire at the Jamia students.

Written by January 30, 2020 17:10

New Delhi: A student of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University was injured after a man opened fire in Jamia area on Thursday, where protests were going on against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Man fires at protesters in Jamia area, detained

The man who brandished the gun and opened the fire has been identified as Ram Bhagat Gopal Sharma. The 19-year-old hails from Greater Noida’s Jewar and has been detained and is being questioned by Delhi police.

Gopal’s bio in Facebook says ‘Rambhakt is enough, rest when the time comes’. He went live on the website a few times before finally opening fire at the Jamia students. While some of his videos showed glimpses of the protests, others featured him using the selfie camera of his mobile.

Facebook post from the attacker’s wall:

The injured- Shadab Farooq, a student of the second semester of MA Mass Communication sustained injuries in his left hand. He has been referred to the AIIMS trauma centre.

Attacker went live before the incident happened:

“Student (Shadab Farooq) has sustained injuries in his left hand. He has been referred to the trauma centre. Doctors say he is out of danger. Apprehended person (Gopal) is being questioned,” South-East District (Delhi) DCP Chinmoy Biswal told ANI when asked about the firing incident.

Earlier in the day, the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) had organised a march against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), from Jamia area to Raj Ghat.