Indian-Origin Man Critical, 9 Others Missing After New Zealand Shootings

Asaduddin Owaisi took to Twitter on March 15 asking for help from the MEA and Sushma Swaraj for a man so that he could be around his brother who was shot at in the New Zealand mosque shootings and is now critical

Owaisi on Twitter asked MEA, Swaraj and others to help man meet his injured brother in New Zealand. Man’s brother was shot at in New Zealand mosque mass shootings and is in serious condition. New Zealand mosque mass shootings killed 49 people during Friday prayers at two mosques.

An Indian man has been critically injured in the New Zealand mosque shootings identified and is fighting for life at a hospital while 9 others are missing.

The victim’s name is Ahmed Jehangir and was shot at in New Zealand mosque mass shootings that killed 49 people in the country.

High Commissioner of India to New Zealand Sanjiv Kohli on Twitter wrote, “As per updates received from multiple sources there are nine missing persons of Indian nationality/origin.”

Owaisi wrote, “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.”

Ahmed Jehangir was shot at in New Zealand mosque mass shootings that killed 49 people | Photo courtesy: Ashish Pandey

Asaduddin Owaisi took to Twitter in the afternoon on March 15 asking for help from the MEA, Sushma Swaraj, KT Rama Rao and Telangana CMO for Iqbal Jehangir so that he could be around his injured brother and his family in New Zealand.

As per updates received from multiple sources there are 9 missing persons of Indian nationality/ origin. Official confirmation still awaited. Huge crime against humanity. Our prayers with their families.

NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a “manifesto” in which he denounced immigrants, calling them “invaders”.

The video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside.

One man who said he was at the Al Noor mosque told media the gunman was white, blond and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest. The man burst into the mosque as worshippers were kneeling for prayers.

Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, seven at a mosque in the Linwood neighbourhood and one died in hospital, police said. Hospitals said children were among the victims.




Indian-Origin Man Critical, 9 Others Missing After New Zealand Shootings