Indian media has a long history of covering the aftermath of terrorist attacks and mass murders in the country.
But this is the first time they’ve reported on a mosque attack in India.
The incident took place in Indore, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday, when the unidentified attacker, wearing a balaclava, stormed the mosque and fired shots, according to local media.
“He was wearing a mask and carrying a gun,” a police official told NDTV, adding that the attacker also took a gun and another handkerchief.
According to the Hindustan Times, the man, identified as the husband of a mosque worker, is a resident of Amul and had recently returned to India from Pakistan, where he is suspected of involvement in the recent Mumbai attacks.
The man who opened fire on the mosque has not yet been named.
India has seen a spate of high-profile attacks in recent months, including a shooting rampage in which a gunman killed 12 people and wounded scores more at a temple in Pune.
Earlier this year, a woman was found guilty of stabbing a man to death in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore.
Meanwhile, in January, a man with a Pakistani passport was arrested in Delhi, suspected of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a crowded bus.
The attacker, a 30-year-old Pakistani national, was identified as Rafiqat Ahmad, a resident in Panchkula, in Uttar Pradesh state, where the attack took place.
The attack came as a wave of terror attacks in India hit the country, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order the suspension of citizenship for dual nationals and barring entry of anyone from Pakistan and Iran.
Indian authorities have arrested a number of people in connection with the attacks.