"I will be back some day." This is how the Taiwanese victim of the Jama Masjid firing incident summed up his emotions as he prepared to return to his country.
Chiang Ko, who was shot in the stomach and was hospitalised for over a week at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital, left the country on Monday, but expressed hope that the culprits will be identified soon. The crew of TVBS channel was fired upon by unidentified gunmen on September 19, injuring two of them.
Chiang, who was admitted with a bullet injury in the abdomen on September 19, was discharged today and flew back to his country. He was accompanied by a doctor who reached New Delhi from Taiwan on Sunday evening to accompany Chiang in the flight.
In a statement to PTI before he left, Chiang profusely thanked his tour guide, the driver, the tour manager and his tour operator for what he called their 'professional' handling of the incident.
"I would like to say thank you to this hospital and the staff for taking good care of me," he said. He also said he was thankful to the Indian government for the much-needed help and 'great support' they gave him during his difficult time.
"I will be back some day," he said. The TV crew was in Delhi to shoot a travel programme and was attacked near the 17th century Mughal monument. Terror outfit Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack, but the police are yet to crack the case. Chiang hopes the attack that marred his visit to this country days ahead of the Commonwealth Games will soon be solved.
"I hope that the Delhi police will solve the case as soon as possible," he said. Zeseweiu, the other injured man who was discharged on September 20, has already left.