The attack was done by climbing on the stage
Eminent English-language writer Salman Rushdie was attacked during an event in New York City, USA on Friday. Rushdie, 75, born in Mumbai and a Booker Prize winner, was about to begin his lecture at an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York when the accused climbed onto the stage and punched and stabbed Rushdie. Rushdie is on a ventilator and is feared to lose an eye. His liver has also been damaged after the knife attack.
Worried about attack on WHO chief Rushdie
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called the attack on author Salman Rushdie a cowardly and despicable act, saying he is shocked and deeply saddened by it. Ghebreyesus tweeted in this regard that my prayers are with him and his loved ones.