NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmed’s wife Farzana Khatoon dead

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    Farzana Khatoon, wife of murdered NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed succumbed to injuries due to the brutal encounter which caused the death of Mr Ahmed 10 days ago. NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmed’s wife Farzana Khatoon dead after fighting the injuries for almost 10 days caused by the four bullets. The battle is finally won by death as she was declared dead earlier today.

    Tanzil Ahmed, probing terror cases related to Indian Mujahideen, was killed on April 3 when unknown assailants pumped 21 bullets into him while he was returning from a wedding in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district after midnight with his wife and two children. Farzana had got four bullet injuries in the incident and was admitted to hospital.

    Doctors at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ Trauma Centre announced Farzana Khatoon’s death 10 days after the couple was critically injured in a shooting in Bijnor on April 3.

    The NIA also released a statement condoling her death. “With deep sense of grief, it is to inform that Ms Farzana Khatoon w/o Late Tanzil Ahmad NIA Inspector succumbed to injuries in AIIMS Trauma Centre ICU today at 1045 hrs,” it said.

    She was battling for life following the bullet injuries. Her last rites will be held at Jamia Milia Campus Burial Ground at 6.30 p.m.,” the officer added.

    Farzana was initially admitted to Fortis Hospital in Noida and later shifted to AIIMS.

    Ahmad, an assistant commandant in the Border Security Force (BSF), was on deputation with the NIA as an inspector since 2010.

    Earlier, on Wednesday, Reyan and Junaid, two of the three killers of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad, had said that the motive behind the murder was not known to them, but at the same time alleged that Ahmad’s behavior towards them was not nice.

    Junaid and Reyaan have been placed in UP police custody for the murder of NIA Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.

    The state police had earlier announced a reward of Rs.50,000 to anyone providing information on the whereabouts of the main accused Munir.

    Inspector General (Bareilly Zone) Vijay Singh had earlier hinted at revenge and frustration being the motive for the murder of NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.

    Singh said that all aspects, including professional and personal rivalry, have been looked into during the probe in connection with the case.

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