Hadi Matar accused of killing Salman Rushdie

Hadi Matar accused of killing Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie was attacked with a knife during an event in western New York.
Rushdie suffered a neck injury. He underwent surgery at a hospital in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
He was awarded the Booker Prize for Salman Rushdie’s book ‘Midnight’s Children’.

New York. Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old New Jersey resident who stabbed famed novelist Salman Rushdie, has been charged with attempted murder and assault. New York State Police said the Criminal Bureau of Investigation arrested Matar on Friday on charges of attempted murder and assault. Peas was taken to the police station and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail. Famous English writer Salman Rushdie was attacked during an event in New York City, USA on Friday.

Mumbai-born and Booker Prize winner Rushdie, 75, was about to begin his lecture during an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York when the accused stormed the stage and attacked Rushdie with a knife. Rushdie suffered a neck injury. He was being introduced in the program at that time.

The injured Rushdie was taken to a hospital in northwestern Pennsylvania where he underwent surgery. Rushdie is not in a position to say anything yet. The writer’s agent, Andrew Wiley, told the New York Times that it is feared he lost his eye, hurt his arm, and hit his liver. The Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, home to approximately 7,500 people on any given day during the nine-week season.

Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988. Iran’s supreme leader at the time, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei, issued a fatwa to punish Rushdie for this. Iran also offered a reward of more than $3 million for Rushdie’s murder. Rushdie spent 10 years in the UK under police protection. He has been living in America since 2000. She was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for Salman Rushdie’s book ‘Midnight’s Children’.

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