One person from Hyderabad was injured and another with roots in Hanamkonda in Telangana was reported missing in the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday.
The injured was identified as 35-year-old-restaurant owner Ahmed Iqbal Jahangir and the one missing as 31-year-old techie Farhaj Ahsan.
The officials declined to reveal further details.
Many more from the State could be victims of the terror attacks, a Telangana government official said.
Had moved to New Zealand 15 years ago
Speaking to The Hindu , family members of Mr. Jahangir said he was the youngest of nine brothers and five sisters. He had moved to New Zealand around 15 years ago and set up a restaurant there.
Mr. Jahangir’s elder brother, Mohammed Khursheed, said he was informed of the attacks an hour after the Friday prayers. “Somebody shared a video clip of the scene after the attack, which showed my brother wearing a green shirt, lying injured. A woman, whom I don’t know, and may Allah bless her, is seen helping him,” he said.
Mr Jahangir, a permanent resident of New Zealand, is married to Tazeen Fatima. He has two children aged three and five years.
Mohammed Sayeeduddin, father of Mr. Ahsan, said little information had come by after the news of firing.
Majlis-s-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi has urged the State and Centre governments to come to the help of families of those affected.