16-Year-Old Taekwondo Champion Loses Both His Legs After A Shootout In Delhi

28/06/2016 9:12 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- A 16-year-old taekwondo champion, who was shot at in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura area last week, is stated to be in a critical condition after doctors had to amputate both his legs, police said yesterday.

The incident took place on 21 June when unidentified assailants who were in a car allegedly opened fire on a motorbike in which Rajan and his father Kailash were travelling. While Kailash died on the spot, Rajan sustained three bullet injuries, a police official said.

Rajan is a black belt in taekwondo and has participated in national-level competitions. The bullet injuries caused severe nerve damage, for which his one leg was amputated on Wednesday and the other two days later, said the official.

Police are still to track down the accused men and ascertain the motive behind the act. During interrogation, it also came to light that Rajan's elder brother was also murdered around a year ago, the official added.

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