Salman Rushdie Stabbed on Stage At Event, Taken to Hospital (Lead-1)

Salman Rushdie

Controversial writer Salman Rushdie was stabbed to death while attending an event in New York. In Rushdie’s fourth book, The Satanic Verses, he was threatened with death for blasphemy.

This information is given in the reports. He was taken to hospital after allegedly being stabbed in the neck, according to a statement from the New York State Police, but there is no update on his health condition, the BBC reports.

The Indian-born Rushdie, 75, was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution when a man ran onto the stage and punched or stabbed him and his interlocutor, the BBC reported citing eyewitnesses.

According to reports, amidst the panic of the audience, some people ran to the stage and managed to stop the attacker, while others rushed to the help of the writer, who had fallen on the stage.

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