Hyderabad man shot at in NZ massacre

  • Fri,15 Mar 2019 06:40:00 PM

Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS): A man from Hyderabad was critically injured and another was missing in the horrific massacre at one of the two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city on Friday.

Ahmed Iqbal Jehangir, who was at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers, was injured and taken to hospital, his brother Mohammed Khursheed Jehangir told IANS here.

"My brother was shot in his chest. A video I received shows him lying on a stretcher," Khursheed said.

Ahmed, settled in New Zealand for 15 years, runs a Hyderabadi restaurant near the Al Noor Mosque. His family members were safe.

An anxious Khursheed was waiting for more information from New Zealand. He wants to rush to New Zealand to be with his brother and appealed to the Indian government for help.

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has tweeted to Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, urging her to expedite the visa process.

Another man from Hyderabad was also reported missing. Farhaj Ahsan had gone to the same mosque for prayers and was listed missing after the attack by gunmen.

His father Mohammed Sayeeduddin and other family members were worried over Farhaj's well-being.

Owaisi also shared the details of Ahsan's family members with Swaraj and requested her to provide immediate assistance to facilitate their travel to New Zealand.

 

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