Wife of Slain NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmad Succumbs to Injuries

Ahmad received 21 bullet injuries on April 3, while his wife Farzana Khatoon was shot at four times.

Published: 13th April 2016 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2016 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

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File photo of National Investigation Agency NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil who was shot dead by two unidentified attackers near his hometown Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh on late Saturday night. Tanzil was returning from a function with his wife and two children w

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The wife of slain NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad succumbed to her bullet injuries at the AIIMS here on Wednesday -- 10 days after unidentified assailants waylaid the couple and pumped bullets into them in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district.

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Ahmad received 21 bullet injuries in the dastardly attack on April 3, while his wife Farzana Khatoon was shot at four times. The couple was returning from a wedding in Bijnor district post-midnight when they were waylaid and shot.

Farzana succumbed to injuries at the intensive care unit of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre here at 10.45 a.m., a National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer 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.

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