Christchurch mosque shooting: injured man recovering, says his family in Hyderabad

His elder brother, who lives in Hyderabad, gets visa to travel to New Zealand.

March 16, 2019 01:35 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 10:05 am IST - HYDERABAD

 Ahmed Iqbal Jahangir

Ahmed Iqbal Jahangir

Ahmed Jahangir, the 35-year-old from Hyderabad, who was injured in an attack on a mosque in Christchurch , New Zealand, on Friday, was recovering, his family said on Saturday.

In attacks on two mosques in Christchurch by a gunman, 49 people were killed and dozens injured. 

Mr. Jahangir was one of those injured in one attack.

“My brother was operated upon on Friday. A second surgery has been scheduled,” Mr. Jahangir's elder brother Mohammed Khursheed, who lives in Hyderabad, told The Hindu .

 

Mr. Jahangir’s family is by his side in the hospital.

Sources close to the family said Mr. Jahangir’s another sibling, Mohammed Tanveer, a resident of Australia, is with his brother in hospital.

A video clip shared by the family shows Mr Tanveer telling his brother to convey his regards to their mother, a resident of Hyderabad. After being prompted, Mr. Jahangir is seen slowly waving his hand.

 

Mr. Khursheed said he was granted a visa on Saturday to travel to New Zealand.

“I am now searching for flights. I will soon be with my brother. I wish to thank Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi [president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen], who has given us his full support and brought our situation to the notice of the Ministry of External Affairs. The Ministry has been in touch with me throughout. I wish to thank them,” Mr. Khursheed said.

Mr. Jahangir, who is a permanent resident of New Zealand, is married to Tazeen Fatima. He has two children aged three and five.

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