YSR Congress Chief and opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy suffered minor injuries after being stabbed with a sharp-edged object by a man at the Visakhapatnam airport.
The Andhra Pradesh politician was seen with an injury and blood on his left arm after being stabbed. However, the wound is not life-threatening and the leader is doing fine, PTI reported.
The attacker who has been identified as an employee of the airport canteen has been taken into custody by the police and an inquiry is underway.
Reports say that the attacker had claimed he wanted to take a selfie with Jagan Reddy.
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Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu condemned the ‘cowardly’ attack on Jagan Reddy and assured that the guilty will be punished.
“Shocked by the attack on Jagan Reddy. Asked all agencies to investigate the matter thoroughly, including CISF. Asked secretary civil aviation to fix responsibility. I strongly condemn this cowardly attack, we will punish the guilty. Investigation underway,” Prabhu tweeted.