Wife of NIA officer Tanzil loses battle for life
Farzana Khatoon, wife of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Tanzil Ahmad, who was shot dead in an attack on April 3, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday morning.
She was battling for her life at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre after suffering bullet wounds, NIA said in a statement, adding that she succumbed to her injuries at 10.45 AM. Farzana was returning from a family function along with her husband and children when they were attacked. Tanzil Ahmed, who was on the team probing the Pathankot terror attack, was killed while she was seriously injured in the firing by motorcycle-borne assailants.
In the ‘planned attack’, the killers had pumped 24 bullets into 45-year-old Ahmad and four into his wife Farzana, as their daughter, 14, and son, 12, watched the gruesome incident from the backseat of the Maruti Wagon-R car they were travelling in. The children had escaped the attack.
Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested two alleged killers, including a relative of Ahmad, even as the alleged mastermind was still absconding. Police has claimed that domestic dispute was the motive behind the crime. Among the two arrested is nephew of Ahmed’s brother-in-law Rehan. The alleged mastermind, identified as Muneer, is still at large, police had said. Along with Rehan, his accomplice Zainul was also arrested.
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