Salman Rushdie, injured in the miscreant attack, is on life support in a hospital in New York.

The 75-year-old writer of Indian origin has been identified by the police.

The assailant, a 24-year-old resident of New Jersey, has not yet been informed of his motive.

Salman's wife told the media that Salman has already lost one eye

his liver and hand veins are injured and he cannot speak.

He was attacked on a stage of a literary program on Friday.

He was stabbed in the throat and abdomen.