New Delhi: An Indian-origin man has been critically injured while 9 others are missing in the ghastly New Zealand mosque shootings that killed 49 people on Friday. The victim who hails from Hyderabad has been identified as Ahmed Jehangir. He has reportedly been shot in the chest and is undergoing surgery at a hospital.
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Speaking to ANI, Khurshid Jahangir, brother of Ahmed Jahangir said,”My brother was injured & is now recovering in a hospital. He is currently undergoing surgery. We have seen in the video he has been shot in the chest. We’re trying to reach the Embassy.” Also Read - 'Abrogation of Article 370 India's Internal Matter, Other Nations Have no Business,' Says Venkaiah Naidu
He added,”We haven’t been able to get proper information yet. I request the government to help me to get a visa so I can travel to New Zealand to take care of my brother.” Also Read - 'Forever in Our Hearts': Twitter Fondly Remembers Sushma Swaraj on Her First Death Anniversary
Meanwhile, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help the family of Ahmed Jehangir, who was shot at in ghastly New Zealand mosque massacre that killed 49 people in the country.
“A video from Christchurch shows one Ahmed Jehangir who was shot. His brother Iqbal Jehangir is a resident of Hyderabad and would like to go to NZ for Ahmed’s family. I request External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) KT Rama Rao and Telangana Chief Minister’s Office to make necessary arrangements for the Khursheed family,” Owaisi tweeted.
Owaisi also gave Iqbal Jehangir’s passport details. “His [Iqbal Jehangir] brother is serious and his family has little support. I’m only requesting the immediate support of your good offices in expediting his visa process. He’ll make all arrangements to travel to NZ by himself,” the AIMIM chief wrote further.
New Zealand mass shootings:
At least 49 people were killed and more than 20 were critically injured when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city during Friday prayers. According to a report, 41 people were killed at the Al Noor Mosque near Hagley Park while seven lost their lives at the Linwood Avenue Mosque. One person died in hospital.
Condemning the incident, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said,”This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days. It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack. From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned. Two explosive devices attached to suspects’ vehicles have been found and they have been disarmed.”