Salman Rushdie: Eyewitnesses said that shortly after the author took the stage, a young man suddenly got up. At first, many thought that the person might be one of the organizers of the event. But soon that misconception was shattered.
Salman Rushdie collapsed on stage.
New York: The whole world was shocked by the attack on the famous writer Salman Rushdie. A 24-year-old man attacked him at an event in New York on Friday. He has stab wounds on his neck and stomach. Salman Rushdie was immediately rescued. He was airlifted to the hospital. He is currently on ventilator. Meanwhile, the witnesses still cannot forget the horror of the attack. They are also terrified by such an attack on the Booker-winning writer in front of their eyes.
After the attack, the New York State Police issued a statement saying, “Salmon Rushdie was introducing himself at the beginning of the ceremony when a suspect suddenly jumped on top of the security guards and attacked Salman Rushdie. Rushdie suffered serious neck injuries. He was immediately airlifted to hospital.”
Meanwhile, eyewitnesses said that a young man suddenly got up shortly after the writer went on stage. At first, many thought that the person might be one of the organizers of the event. But soon that misconception was shattered. It can be seen that the young man has jumped over the 75-year-old writer. With the hand held knife, one after another, he is putting a knife on the neck, neck and stomach. The organizers present on the stage caught the attacker immediately. He was dragged away. By that time, the stage is covered in blood. Salman Rushdie is lying on the ground. Eyewitnesses claimed that at least 10 to 15 wounds were inflicted on Rushdie’s body in just 20 seconds.
Some eyewitnesses claimed that the writer was beaten so brutally not to injure him, but to kill him. The assailant, like a mechanical puppet, kept stabbing at Rushdie without looking anywhere. Paramedics rushed to the stage immediately after the incident. He was airlifted to the hospital with a bandage on the wound to stop the bleeding. It is known that he is currently on ventilator.