Salman Rushdie’s condition has improved, the attacker has not yet accepted the crime

Salman Rushdie was about to start his speech during a program in New York when the accused climbed onto the stage and attacked Rushdie with a knife and punches.

Writer Salman Rushdie.

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Author Salman Rushdie But Hadi Matar, the accused who attacked him with a knife, has not yet admitted his crime. Matar, 24, a New Jersey resident, has been charged with attempted murder and assault. New York State Police officials informed that the accused Matar has not yet admitted his crime. He is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail. It is noteworthy that during a program in New York, USA, author Salman Rushdie was attacked on Friday.

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Rushdie, 75, born in Mumbai and a Booker Prize winner, was about to begin his speech at an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York when the accused climbed onto the stage and stabbed Rushdie with a knife. A writer Aatish Taseer tweeted that Rushdie has been taken off the ventilator. He is talking now. Meanwhile, Rushdie’s book agent Andrew Wyllie told on Saturday that Salman’s liver has been damaged and there is a possibility that he may lose one eye.